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How My Mother Accidentally Tossed Out My Entire Baseball-Card Collection: And Other Sports Stories
     

How My Mother Accidentally Tossed Out My Entire Baseball-Card Collection: And Other Sports Stories

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by Bob Mitchell
 

"Sports inspires fascination, and so I've written about sports of all shapes and colors...Taking place in locales as varied as Boro Park and Williamstown, Columbus and West Lafayette, Maine and Texas, Maui and Tel Aviv. And with story-lines that I've found to be ceaselessly thought-provoking. The cosmic significance of baseball cards. The genetic ramifications

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"Sports inspires fascination, and so I've written about sports of all shapes and colors...Taking place in locales as varied as Boro Park and Williamstown, Columbus and West Lafayette, Maine and Texas, Maui and Tel Aviv. And with story-lines that I've found to be ceaselessly thought-provoking. The cosmic significance of baseball cards. The genetic ramifications of tossing a hardball. The quest to determine the hairiest NBA player ever. The tragic nature of rooting. The proper way to name your dog. A brief history of hats. The relationship of sports to Latin. The tiny place in your brain where all trivia is sorted."
-From the Introduction

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ISBN-13:
9781883319885
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Bob Mitchell is passionate about sports, as both spectator and participant, and has followed all major and minor league sports since 1951, lettered in three sports at Williams College (soccer, squash, tennis), and has taught tennis professionally. He lives in Sonoma, California with his dog, Maglie.

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How My Mother Accidentally Tossed Out My Entire Baseball-Card Collection: And Other Sports Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This truly is a book written out of love. Love of sports, people, references, impeccable accuracy, humor, life and 'vocabulary'! Mr. Mitchell awakens each cell in our mind and body to recapture the purity, perfection and joy of sports, that so many have been privileged to experience as a rite of passage. Don't just buy this as the quintessential gift choice, treat yourself.