Hornsby Hit One Over My Head: A Fans' Oral History of Baseball

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Drawing on the reminiscences of forty-five fervent fans, this spellbinding oral history celebrates baseball’s powerful hold on our national consciousness-from a journalist who remembers his excitement when he first saw Jackie Robinson in the majors to a nun who looks back fondly on her stint at the Texas Rangers’ fantasy camp.

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Overview

Drawing on the reminiscences of forty-five fervent fans, this spellbinding oral history celebrates baseball’s powerful hold on our national consciousness-from a journalist who remembers his excitement when he first saw Jackie Robinson in the majors to a nun who looks back fondly on her stint at the Texas Rangers’ fantasy camp.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780156002189
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Men in Straw Hats 1
Green Fields, Sunshine 6
We Knew When They Cheered the Pirates 13
A Gift from Aunt Mary 20
The Country Boy 25
So Far Away, St. Louis Was Another Country 30
Ty Cobb Went with My Aunt 35
Truck Hannah's Little Girl 41
I Hit Babe Ruth with a Peanut 48
I Fell for Them Right Away 55
The Day Mother Booed 61
In Chicago, It Was the Cubs 67
Opening Day for Christmas 73
I Was Rooting for the Browns 77
There Were Ballplayers Everywhere 84
Next Thing You Know, We Were Playing Baseball 92
The Night Mel Ott Died 97
A Childhood Dream 104
My Love Was the Birmingham Barons 110
A Sweet Spot in Time 117
In the Shadow of the Wall 122
Heaven at 3:36 129
Seals and Oaks and All Those Good Things 135
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