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The Long Season
     

The Long Season

by Jim Brosnan
 

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The classic inside account of a baseball year by a major league pitcher. It begins, appropriately, with the winter doldrums and "sweating out" a new contract, then follows the author and his family to spring training in Florida and through the full season’s schedule to October. "One of the best baseball books ever written. It is probably one of the best American

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The classic inside account of a baseball year by a major league pitcher. It begins, appropriately, with the winter doldrums and "sweating out" a new contract, then follows the author and his family to spring training in Florida and through the full season’s schedule to October. "One of the best baseball books ever written. It is probably one of the best American diaries as well."—New York Times Book Review. "The greatest baseball book ever written."—Jimmy Cannon.

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WASHINGTON POST
The Long Season not merely changed everything, it remains, decades later, the best of its kind.... Timeless...
Chicago Sun-Times
The book revolutionized sports journalism with its frank reportorial style that took the reader inside the heart of the clubhouse.
Robert R. Kirsch
Rich and always interesting....This is the most authentic and convincing book about baseball I have ever read.
Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060105471
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1975
Pages:
278

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Jimmy Cannon
The greatest baseball book ever written.
Cannon
The greatest baseball book ever written.
Red Smith
An honest book that furnished an insight into the ballplayer's life which no outsider could possibly get.

Meet the Author

Jim Brosnan pitched in the major leagues for the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Chicago White Sox, and was a sports commentator for ABC. His books include Pennant Race and Great Baseball Pitchers. He lives in Morton Grove, Illinois, outside of Chicago.

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