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Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball

Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball

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In his classic tribute to America's pastime—now with a new introduction—political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lifelong sports enthusiast George F. Will travels from the baseball field to the dugout to the locker room to get to the root of the game we all love. He breaks down the sport to its four basic components, managing,

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In his classic tribute to America's pastime—now with a new introduction—political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lifelong sports enthusiast George F. Will travels from the baseball field to the dugout to the locker room to get to the root of the game we all love. He breaks down the sport to its four basic components, managing, pitching, hitting, and fielding, and analyzes the way four of its notables, manager Tony La Russa, pitcher Orel Hershiser, outfielder Tony Gwynn, and shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., approach the game. One of the most acclaimed sports books ever written, Men at Work is a revelatory, and often surprising, study of professional baseball.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
“A classic that may even stand up as the best basebal book of the ‘90s.”
New York Times Book Review
“All fans will be in Will’s thrall and in his debt.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061999819
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/13/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
233,814
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

George F. Will's column appears in more than four hundred newspapers nationwide. His work also appears biweekly in Newsweek. Will is a commentator for ABC News and the author of twelve books in addition to Men at Work. He was educated at Trinity College in Connecticut, Oxford University, and Princeton University. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Men at Work 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
clifffrombrooklyn More than 1 year ago
Most baseball books are by players some by umpires but I am a fan. I am also not interested in Mickey got drunk and hit a home run. I really enjoyed Will's view (a fan's view) of baseball. The strategy, the look inside the meaning of what the untrained eye thinks is a meaningless move. What is the best count to seal on? How many ways can a runner get home from third with less than two outs. I got a real feel for why teh players do what they do. I liked baseball before but now, with this new understanding I love it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Will covers the game of baseball through the eyes of four of the best, but gets off track at times. I was expecting to be led through the minds of these great baseball players/managers, but only received this part of the time. Nonetheless, many good points and critical thoughts about the game are expressed. Keith Hernandez still holds my vote for the most in depth baseball writer around, but Will arguably places second. Worth reading for the serious fan.
dtcolex More than 1 year ago
for the baseball fan with an eye for detail and a bit of an intellectual bent
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