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

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

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by Peter Golenbock
 

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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.
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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 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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402783999
Publisher:
Union Square Press
Publication date:
10/05/2010
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
420
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Golenbock is a well-known writer of books about sports, espcecially baseball. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Paul Bacon also illustrated Susanna of the Alamo. He lives in Clintondale, New York.

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