The Complete Armchair Book of Baseball: An All-Star Lineup Celebrates America's National Pastime

The Complete Armchair Book of Baseball: An All-Star Lineup Celebrates America's National Pastime

by John Thorn, Bernie Fuchs, James P. Stevenson
     
 

More than one hundred stories by the best writers and sports writers in the business portray baseball at its best in this ultimate collection. Here are fascinating glimpses of the history of America's national pastime from a stellar roster of writers and reporters, including E.L. Doctorow, Thomas Wolfe, John Updike, Philip Roth, Garrison Keillor, Dave Anderson, George… See more details below

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More than one hundred stories by the best writers and sports writers in the business portray baseball at its best in this ultimate collection. Here are fascinating glimpses of the history of America's national pastime from a stellar roster of writers and reporters, including E.L. Doctorow, Thomas Wolfe, John Updike, Philip Roth, Garrison Keillor, Dave Anderson, George F. Will, and Walt Whitman. How Candy Cummings perfected the first curve ball, how baseball drew the color line in 1887, and how Bob Carroll uncovered Nate Colbert's hidden RBI record in 1972 are just a few of the fascinating stories to be found in this collection. Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as "a delight for fans of baseball and a pleasure for fans of good writing", this glorious compendium is a celebration of the sport that no baseball fan should be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578660049
Publisher:
Galahad Books
Publication date:
09/13/1997
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 9.28(h) x 2.47(d)

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