Glory in the Fall: The Greatest Moments in World Series History [NOOK Book]

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Baseball has a rich history-and a treasure trove of books, magazines, and newspaper accounts celebrating (or lamenting) what went down on the diamond. And some of the most amazing games happened when fall arrived and the boys of summer played for the championship. During those two weeks in October (now November), time stood still. Nothing else mattered.
This anthology captures the best of times and the worst of times as teams battled for the ...

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Glory in the Fall: The Greatest Moments in World Series History

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Overview

Baseball has a rich history-and a treasure trove of books, magazines, and newspaper accounts celebrating (or lamenting) what went down on the diamond. And some of the most amazing games happened when fall arrived and the boys of summer played for the championship. During those two weeks in October (now November), time stood still. Nothing else mattered.
This anthology captures the best of times and the worst of times as teams battled for the glory-and will bring back memories to all who cherish America's national sport.

On these pages, you'll find:
o Casey Stengel's inside-the-park home run 1923-Robert W. Creamer o Babe Ruth's Called Shot 1932-Leigh Montville
o The Catch: Willie Mays and Vic Wertz 1954-Arnold Hano
o Dusty's Moment, 1954 World Series-Stephen Jay Gould
o Jackie Robinson Steals Home 1955-Carl Erskine
o Dodgers Win 1955 (Sandy Amoros catch)-Tom Oliphant
o Don Larsen's Perfect Game 1956-Don Larsen
o Mazeroski's Home Run Yankees vs. Pirates 1960-Lester J. Biederman o 1986 Mets vs. Red Sox-Roger Angell
o St. Louis Cardinals 1964-David Halberstam
o World Series cancelled 1994-Jack Curry
o Cleveland/Atlanta series 1995-Tom Verducci

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
A prolific author, Golenbock (Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949–1964) is well known for his "in the stands as a fan"—style of description of the lives of the legends and legendary moments of baseball. As an editor here, he has picked articles and book excerpts from an all star-cast of writers such as Roger Kahn, Stephen King, Roger Angell, Stephen Jay Gould, and David Halberstam, to mention only a few, offering interested readers hours of pleasure as they relive Jackie Robinson's 1955 steal of home against Yogi Berra, Casey Stengel's frenetic inside-the-park home run against the Yankees in 1923, and Reggie Jackson's magical three swings, three home runs in 1977.Verdict Little is missing in this elegant and comprehensive compilation, although Golenbock's own introductory pages contain a few misattributions as to names and dates, facts that should have been within his grasp. Nonetheless, this fills a hole in this field of baseball writing, and no public library or baseball fan will wish to be without these vivid narratives.—Gilles Renaud, Cornwall, Ont.
From the Publisher

"A wonderful and chock-full collection of sports journalism." --Publisher's Weekly

"An all-star cast of writers...Little is missing in this elegant and comprehensive compilation....this fills a hole in this field of baseball writing..."--Library Journal

Library Journal
A prolific author, Golenbock (Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949–1964) is well known for his "in the stands as a fan"—style of description of the lives of the legends and legendary moments of baseball. As an editor here, he has picked articles and book excerpts from an all star-cast of writers such as Roger Kahn, Stephen King, Roger Angell, Stephen Jay Gould, and David Halberstam, to mention only a few, offering interested readers hours of pleasure as they relive Jackie Robinson's 1955 steal of home against Yogi Berra, Casey Stengel's frenetic inside-the-park home run against the Yankees in 1923, and Reggie Jackson's magical three swings, three home runs in 1977.Verdict Little is missing in this elegant and comprehensive compilation, although Golenbock's own introductory pages contain a few misattributions as to names and dates, facts that should have been within his grasp. Nonetheless, this fills a hole in this field of baseball writing, and no public library or baseball fan will wish to be without these vivid narratives.—Gilles Renaud, Cornwall, Ont.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402783999
  • Publisher: Union Square Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 915,267
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction Peter Golenbock ix

1903: Americans vs. Pirates 1

The First World Series: from When Boston Won the World Series Bob Ryan

1904: Americans vs. Giants 18

The World Series That Wasn't: from The Year They Called Off the World Series Benton Stark

1912: Red Sox vs. Giants 36

Red Sox Game 7 Extra-Inning Win: from Red Sox Nation Peter Golenbock

1919: White Sox vs. Reds 50

Black Sox Scandal: from Eight Men Out Eliot Asinof

1923: Yankees vs. Giants 62

Casey Stengel's Inside-the-Park Home Run: from Stengel: His Life and Times Robert W. Creamer

1929: Athletics vs. Cubs 73

Athletics' 10-Run Inning: from Connie Mack's '29 Triumph William C. Kashatus

1932: Yankees vs. Cubs 89

Babe Ruth's Called Shot: from The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth Leigh Montville

1934: Cardinals vs. Tigers 95

The Gashouse Gang: from The Dizziest Season G. H. Fleming

1941: Yankees vs. Dodgers 105

Mickey Owen's Dropped Third Strike: from The New York Times, "Owen, Henrich, Say Casey Threw a Curve," Dave Anderson

1944: Browns vs. Cardinals 109

The Hapless Browns Meet the Legendary Cardinals: from The Boys Who Were Left Behind John Heidenry Brett Topel

1946: Cardinals vs. Red Sox 133

Enos Slaughter's Mad Dash: from The Spirit of St. Louis Peter Golenbock

1952: Yankees vs. Dodgers 144

Billy Martin's Game 7 Catch: from The Era: 1947-1957 Roger Kahn

1954: Giants vs. Indians 149

Willie Mays's Catch: from A Day in the Bleachers Arnold Hano

1954: Giants vs. Indians 157

Dusty Rhodes Comes Through: from Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville Stephen Jay Gould

1955: Dodgers vs. Yankees 161

Jackie Robinson Steals Home: from What I Learned from Jackie Robinson Carl Erskine Burton Rocks

1955: Dodgers vs. Yankees 165

Sandy Amaros's Game 7 Catch: from Praying for Gil Hodges Thomas Oliphant

1956: Yankees vs. Dodgers 175

Don Larsen's Perfect Game: from The Perfect Yankee Don Larsen Mark Shaw

1960: Pirates vs. Yankees 191

Bill Mazeroski's Series-Winning Home Run: from The Pirates Reader Lester J. Biederman

1964: Cardinals vs. Yankees 195

Bob Gibson's Gutty Game 7 Performance: from October, 1964 David Halberstam

1965: Dodgers vs. Twins 203

Sandy Koufax, Yom Kippur, and Game 7: from Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy Jane Leavy

1969: Mets vs. Orioles 218

The Miracle Mets: from The New York Mets: The Whole Story Leonard Koppett

1970: Orioles vs. Reds 237

The Brooks Robinson Show: from Sports Illustrated, "That Black and Orange Magic," William Leggett

1975: Red Sox vs. Reds 245

Carlton Fisk's Game 6 Home Run: from Beyond the Sixth Game Peter Gammons

1977: Yankees vs. Dodgers 263

Reggie Jackson's Three Dingers: from Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning Jonathan Mahler

1985: Royals vs. Cardinals 270

The Call: from The Sedalia Democrat, "'85 1-70 Series: Blame It on Balboni," Phil Ellenbecker

1986: Mets vs. Red Sox 277

Bill Buckner and the Infamous Ground Ball: from The New Yorker, The Sporting Scene, "Not So Boston," Roger Agnell

1988: Dodgers vs. Athletics 295

Kirk Gibson's Walk-Off Home Run: from The Los Angeles Times, "It Could Only Happen in Hollywood," Jim Murray

1988: Dodgers vs. Athletics 299

Orel Hershiser's Pitching Mastery: from Sports Illustrated, "A Case of Orel Surgery," Peter Gammons

1989: Giants vs. Athletics 303

The Earthquake Series: from The Mercury News, "Remembering the World Series Earthquake," Horace Hinshaw

1991: Twins vs. Braves 307

Kirby Puckett's Game 6 Performance: from ESPN: The Magazine, "11 Innings," Tim Kurkjian

1991: Twins vs. Braves 310

The Game 7 Duel: from The Star Tribune, "Morris vs. Smoltz," Joe Christensen

1993: Blue Jays vs. Phillies 315

Joe Carter's Walk-Off Home Run: from Sports Illustrated, "Home Sweet Homer," Steve Rushin

1994 322

World Series Canceled: from The New York Times, "Lost Games, Lost Dreams," Jack Curry

1995: Indians vs. Braves 326

Glavine and Maddux Pitch Atlanta to Victory: from Sports Illustrated, "Brave Hearts," Tom Verducci

1996: Yankees vs. Braves 333

Jimmy Leyritz's Game 4 Home Run: from The New York Times, "For Yanks, Game Isn't Over Till They Win It in the 10th," Jack Curry

1997: Indians vs. Marlins 336

Edgar Renteria's Game 7 Walk-Off Hit: from Sports Illustrated, "Happy Ending," Tom Verducci

2001: Diamondbacks vs. Yankees 343

Luis Gonzalez's Series-Winning Single: from ESPN.com, "Luis Gonzalez's Single Wins 2001 Series," Rick Weinberg

2002: Angels vs. Giants 346

Angels' Game 6 Comeback: from The Los Angeles Daily News, "Touched by an Angel," Steve Dilbeck

2003: Marlins vs. Yankees 349

Young Marlins Surprise the Yankees: from The New Yorker, The Sporting Scene, "Gone South," Roger Angell

2004: Red Sox vs. Cardinals 366

Red Sox Win!: from Faithful Stewart O'Nan Stephen King

2008: Phillies vs. Rays 386

Phillies' Suspended Game Victory: from Worth the Wait: Tales of the 2008 Phillies Jayson Stark

Text Credits 399

Photo Credits 402

Index 403

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