The Autobiography of Baseball: The Inside Story from the Stars Who Played the Game

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The Autobiography of Baseball lets us eavesdrop on the greatest stars of the game, from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Author Joseph Wallace has culled excerpts from little-known autobiographies, never-before-published interviews, and obscure newspaper and magazine articles to create a unique dialogue among these players. The Autobiography of Baseball includes countless revealing quotes, telling insights, and sometimes outrageous tales from great players that give us an unparalleled inside look ...
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Overview

The Autobiography of Baseball lets us eavesdrop on the greatest stars of the game, from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Author Joseph Wallace has culled excerpts from little-known autobiographies, never-before-published interviews, and obscure newspaper and magazine articles to create a unique dialogue among these players. The Autobiography of Baseball includes countless revealing quotes, telling insights, and sometimes outrageous tales from great players that give us an unparalleled inside look at the highs and lows of a major-league career. With a foreword by author and New York Times sports columnist Ira Berkow and illustrated with 160 stunning photographs, this book gives us a true sense of baseball greats as people. Wallace (The Baseball Anthology) has created a seamless narrative that tells what it's really like to be a star ballplayer, from childhood through sandlot and minor-league ball to major-league fame.
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Bryan Ethier
Fans, devout and casual alike, will enjoy the lively, revealing anecdotes that fuel the lively, revealing anecdotes that fuel the book and give it a unique richness. -- American History
George Robinson
. . .[A] sort of meta-commentary on the major-league game as career, craft and love. . . .the book is an uneasy mix of too many things and not enough of anything. . . .Nor is the text improved any by Wallace's own rather lifeless prose. . . .Wallace offers one genuinely real insight. . .:'Baseball is a really hard game to play.' —The New York Times Book Review
George Robinson
. . .[A] sort of meta-commentary on the major-league game as career, craft and love. . . .the book is an uneasy mix of too many things and not enough of anything. . . .Nor is the text improved any by Wallace's own rather lifeless prose. . . .Wallace offers one genuinely real insight. . .:'Baseball is a really hard game to play.' -- The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810919259
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/30/1999
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.43 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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