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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The most amazing baseball 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, now available in paperback, captures the best and worst of times as teams battled for the glory. It features timeless writing by such renowned

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The most amazing baseball 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, now available in paperback, captures the best and worst of times as teams battled for the glory. It features timeless writing by such renowned authors as Stephen Jay Gould, Roger Angell, David Halberstam, Stephen King, and more! Ranging from Robert W. Creamer's look at Casey Stengel's 1923 inside-the-park home run (1923) to Jack Curry's thoughts on the 1994's cancelled series, Glory in the Fall will delight every fan of the game.

An ABC Good Morning America Best Books for the Holidays 2010.

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"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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ISBN-13:
9781402797521
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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