Lardner on Baseballby Ring Lardner
From his humble beginnings as a journeyman reporter for the South Bend Times in Indiana, to the height of his popularity when his work was syndicated in more than 115 newspapers with a readership of more than eight million, Ring Lardner was the undisputed master of sports journalism and fiction. In his stories, readers found the authentic lives of their heroes and idols, their hopes and fears, and the vernacular of the diamond in all its bawdy and athletic glory. Here then for the baseball fan, in one comprehensive volume, are Lardner's finest writings about baseball during its golden age.
Out of a column written for The Saturday Evening Post evolved his most famous work, You Know Me, Al, which introduced the world to the bush-league pitcher Jack Keefe. Lardner's skills as the finest American humorist since Mark Twain are on full display in these stories. Also included are his outstanding journalistic pieces about the Chicago Black Sox World Series scandal of 1919 that chronicle his struggle to come to grips with a national betrayal, the memory of which scars the sport to this day.
Lardner on Baseball is a full, diverse, and exciting collection of works from a legendary writer who transformed a simple game into the stuff of great literature.
Meet the Author
RING LARDNER is considered the greatest writer of all time on the sport of baseball. His works include You Know Me, Al, Gullible's Travels, Treat 'Em Rough, The Real Dope, Own Your Own Home, The Big Town, and many others. He died in 1933, at the age of forty-eight.
JEFF SILVERMAN, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines. He is also editor of The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told (page 206), Classic Baseball Stories (page 14), The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told (page 169), Classic Golf Stories (page 170), Bernard Darwin on Golf (page 21), and The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told (page 206). He lives with his family in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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