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The Baseball Fanatic: The Best Things Ever Said about the Greatest Game Ever Invented
     

The Baseball Fanatic: The Best Things Ever Said about the Greatest Game Ever Invented

by Louis Rubin (Editor), Roy Blount Jr. (Foreword by)
 

Some of the most enduring things about America’s favorite pastime are the rich memories and inspiring stories. Here, writers, sports enthusiasts, and the boys of summer themselves—from Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, and Moe Berg to Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Mark McGwire—wax nostalgic about the wins, losses, champions, and underdogs that have captured

Overview

Some of the most enduring things about America’s favorite pastime are the rich memories and inspiring stories. Here, writers, sports enthusiasts, and the boys of summer themselves—from Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, and Moe Berg to Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Mark McGwire—wax nostalgic about the wins, losses, champions, and underdogs that have captured the hearts of Americans for decades. Whether you root for the National or the American league, these timeless anecdotes will have you heading to the park or tuning in to your favorite broadcast.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592280926
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Fanatic Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.56(d)

Read an Excerpt

"A curve ball may bother an ordinary hitter, but if a man is a really good hitter it's the old change of pace that causes him more trouble than all the freak deliveries in the world." --Babe Ruth

 

"A good leadoff hitter is a pain in the ass to pitchers." --Richie Ashburn

 

"Come out and see my Amazin' Mets. I been in the game a hundred years but I see new ways to lose I never know existed before." --Casey Stengel

 

"The pitcher only had a ball, I had a bat." --Henry Aaron

 

"Trying to sneak a fastball past him [Buck Leonard] was like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster." --Monte Irvin

 

Meet the Author

Louis Rubin Jr. was a professor of literature at the University of North Carolina and the founder and editorial director of Algonquin Books.

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