The Best Game Ever: Pirates vs. Yankees, October 13, 1960

The Best Game Ever: Pirates vs. Yankees, October 13, 1960

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by Jim Reisler
     
 

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October 13, 1960: the hardscrabble Pirates were a colorful bunch of overachievers led by Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski, making the franchise’s first World Series appearance in thirty-five years against a heavily favored Yankee squad featuring such legends as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, and Roger Maris. The Pirates were outscored 46–…  See more details below

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October 13, 1960: the hardscrabble Pirates were a colorful bunch of overachievers led by Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski, making the franchise’s first World Series appearance in thirty-five years against a heavily favored Yankee squad featuring such legends as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, and Roger Maris. The Pirates were outscored 46–16 through the first six games—only to win, 10–9, when Mazeroski became the only player ever to decide aWorld Series Game 7 with a walk-off home run.

With this “captivating book” (New York Times), Reisler revisits this fall classic pitch by pitch, capturing the lively atmosphere within the ballpark and throughout the country. The result is the feeling of being there—from the seemingly predictable start, to the truly unbelievable finish—of the best game ever.

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Shelf Awareness’s “Top Ten of 2009,” 12/15/2009
“Anyone with some interest in baseball can appreciate this artfully done book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306817557
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
02/02/2009
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,345,379
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Jim Reisler’s writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and the New York Times. He’s written six books on baseball and lives with his wife and daughter in Irvington, New York.

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The Best Game Ever: Pirates vs. Yankees, October 13, 1960 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MikeMcCann More than 1 year ago
This epic game is brought to life with finesse and vigor. The author weaves games events w/character descriptions making this a very readable and satisfying book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I acquired this book to supplement my experience of watching the recently discovered broadcast of game 7.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like some history with your baseball (or vice versa), you'll enjoy this book.