The Best American Sports Writing 1999 / Edition 1

The Best American Sports Writing 1999 / Edition 1

by Richard Ford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395930561

ISBN-13: 9780395930564

Pub. Date: 10/29/1999

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing embraces the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement. This year's illustrious contributors join the ranks of such celebrated writers as George Plimpton, David Remnick, and David Halberstam. Their exceptional talent and experience continue the series' tradition of…  See more details below

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Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing embraces the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement. This year's illustrious contributors join the ranks of such celebrated writers as George Plimpton, David Remnick, and David Halberstam. Their exceptional talent and experience continue the series' tradition of excellence, which prompted the Boston Globe to hail it as a "venerable institution".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395930564
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/29/1999
Series:
Best American Sports Writing Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
922,487
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

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Table of Contents


The Best American Sports Writing Contents

Contents

Foreword by Glenn Stout vii

Introduction by Richard Ford xiii

Shirley Povich. Recent Baseball Feats Require Footnotes 1

from The Washington Post

Guy Lawson. Hockey Nights 5

from Harper's Magazine

G. Endgame 29

from The New Yorker

Jonathan Miles. Big, Ugly Green Fish 39

from Sports Afield

Melissa King. It's All in the Game 43

from Chicago Reader

David Halberstam. Jordan's Moment 57

from The New Yorker

Thomas Boswell. For Timeless Player, It Was Time 69

from The Washington Post

John Hildebrand. Coming Home 73

from Harper's Magazine

John Mcphee. Catch-and-Dissect 89

from The New Yorker

Randall Patterson. The Trophy Son 109

from The Houston Press

Steve Friedman. Kingpin 124

from GQ

David Remnick. American Hunger 139

from The New Yorker

J. D. Dolan. Pool: A Love Story 164

from Esquire

Allen Abel. When Hell Froze Over 177

from Sports Illustrated

Dan Wetzel. Not Your Ordinary Bear 192

from Basketball Times

Simon Winchester. Sheep of Fools 217

from GQ

David Mamet. The Deer Hunter 227

from Sports Afield

Biographical Notes 237

Notable Sports Writing of 1998 241

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