The Quotable Baseball Fanatic

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In this rich collection of memorable baseball quotations, players, writers, and fans - famous and infamous - share their insights, witticisms, and anecdotes about America's grand old game. From the nature of the sport to the business of baseball - and almost every facet in between - there are classic sayings from such notables as: Henry Aaron, Nelson Algren, Maury Allen, Ed Barrow, Yogi Berra, Moe Berg, Frank Deford, Rickey Henderson, Catfish Hunter, Monte Irvin, Connie Mack, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Mark ...
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Overview

In this rich collection of memorable baseball quotations, players, writers, and fans - famous and infamous - share their insights, witticisms, and anecdotes about America's grand old game. From the nature of the sport to the business of baseball - and almost every facet in between - there are classic sayings from such notables as: Henry Aaron, Nelson Algren, Maury Allen, Ed Barrow, Yogi Berra, Moe Berg, Frank Deford, Rickey Henderson, Catfish Hunter, Monte Irvin, Connie Mack, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Mark McGwire, Sadaharu Oh, Casey Stengel, George F. Will, and many more.
This compilation of the most incisive and timeless sayings about the sport makes a great gift for baseball fanatics everywhere, whether waiting for the game, between innings, or between seasons.
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A rich compilation of baseball's most famous (and infamous) quotations. The evocative words of players and pundits paint very memorable pictures, including this early bit of understated sports journalism from The Baltimore Sun, 1874: "The feebleness of the home team's play...caused much dissatisfaction, which was rather warmly expressed." Plus plenty of Stengel, Durocher, McCarver, and many more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585740123
  • Publisher: Lyons Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Series: Quotable
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.23 (w) x 7.21 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xiii
1 The Nature of the Game: Some Observations, Philosophical and Otherwise ... 3
2 The Good Old Days: Back When Baseball Was Baseball ... 23
3 Losers: And Some Get Rained Out ... 35
4 Batting 43
5 The Long Ball and the Home Run Derby 53
6 Base Running: Ducks on the Pond ... 57
7 Pitching: I Used to Have a Rifle ... 59
8 The Wet One: And Other Odd Deliveries ... 71
9 Catching: The Man in the Iron Mask ... 75
10 Defense: Playing the Field ... 79
11 Retirement: Learning to Be a Normal Person ... 85
12 Managers: Peerless Leaders and Others ... 91
13 Men in Blue: If That's You, Leo, He's Out ... 101
14 Scouting: Beating around the Bushes ... 117
15 The Negro Leagues and the End of the Color Line 121
16 The World Series 127
17 Patrons of the Game: American Sportsmen in Action ... 129
18 The Hall of Fame 147
19 Continuity and Innovation: Though Much Is Taken, Much Abides ... 151
20 Stadia: Green Monsters and Ivy Walls ... 157
21 Problems: Beanballs, Black Sox, Drugs, etc. ... 165
22 The Business of Baseball: Talking Dollars and Sense ... 169
23 Owners and Administrators: The Bucks Stop Here ... 175
24 Commissioners: From Landis to Selig ... 183
25 Baseball Wives: Family Considerations ... 187
26 Sportswriters and Other Scribes: The View from the Press Box ... 193
27 Radio and Television: The Game by Voice and Image ... 203
28 Personalities: Assorted Ballplayers ... 209
Those Quoted 315
Sources 343
Index 361
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