Summer of '98: When Homers Flew, Records Fell, and Baseball Reclaimed Americaby Mike Lupica
From the author of Mad As Hell comes a funny, moving, unconventional exploration of a golden baseball season: the year of McGwire and Sosa; of the Little League champions of Toms River, New Jersey, standing in awe on the field at Yankee Stadium; and of Joe DiMaggio watching the Yankees have the kind of year he always had reminding all that some still play baseball like they used to.
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Summer of 98; When Homers Flew, Records Fell and Baseball Reclaimed America... Mike Lupica has finially written the book that really shows how fathers and sons love baseball, and that it really is America's Past Time. The book starts off with Mike (the author if the book) talking about the Summer of 61. When Mikey Mantle and Rogers Maris where in the great home run race. He talks about how his dad at night would leave him a note telling who had hit a homer and how was closer to the record. He then tells about how that one summer brought his dad and him back together. He never thought there could be another summer like it... Then the summer of 98...came... Once Mark Mcgwire and Sammy Sosa started chasing history...he remembered that summer...He then relized he was living the summer of 61 all over again with his own kids... Book goes way beyond just the game of baseball that we all love. It is really about fathers and sons.... If I could put this book into one work....Outstanding...
This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is a quick read and will be sure to bring laughs and tears. It is great for any baseball fan but Cardinal, Yankee, and Cubs' fans will be especially thrilled. Mike Lupica is an absolutely brillant writer and will draw you in on the first page.