The Greatest Game Ever: (An eSpecial from Dutton)

The Greatest Game Ever: (An eSpecial from Dutton)

by Kevin King
     
 

A vivid and moving tale of redemption that will have you cheering about the greatest barnstorming baseball game ever played between the Major League All-Stars and the Negro League All-Stars in 1934. A story told in more than 100 book pages—great value!

The date was October 20, 1934, just days after Dizzy Dean’s St. Louis Cardinals won the…  See more details below

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A vivid and moving tale of redemption that will have you cheering about the greatest barnstorming baseball game ever played between the Major League All-Stars and the Negro League All-Stars in 1934. A story told in more than 100 book pages—great value!

The date was October 20, 1934, just days after Dizzy Dean’s St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series. The place was Boston’s Fenway Park, under portable lights. The money behind it was Henry Ford’s, who yearned to see an all-white team defeat the black all-stars. For Diz’s team there was Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Shoeless Joe Jackson (overweight and still banned from the game), and a lanky minor- leaguer named Joe DiMaggio. Paige’s all-stars featured Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Turkey Stearnes, and Buck Leonard. With a keen eye for historical detail and a passionate love for baseball, Kevin King chronicles this epic game between Diz’s and Satch’s all-stars. No trophies or championships were on the line, only the two most important things in life to any ballplayer—respect and redemption.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101578629
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
170
File size:
342 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

KEVIN KING is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in Ploughshares, the Threepenny Review, and the Prairie Schooner. In 2006 he received a fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. He is also the author of All the Stars Came Out that Night, a full-length novel based on this story.

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