The Summer Game [NOOK Book]

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A classic collection of early sportswriting by renowned reporter Roger Angell
Acclaimed New Yorker writer Roger Angell’s first book on baseball, The Summer Game, originally published in 1972, is a stunning collection of his essays on the major leagues, covering a span of ten seasons. Angell brilliantly captures the nation’s most beloved sport through the 1960s, spanning both the winning teams and the “horrendous losers,” and including famed players Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, ...
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The Summer Game

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Overview

A classic collection of early sportswriting by renowned reporter Roger Angell
Acclaimed New Yorker writer Roger Angell’s first book on baseball, The Summer Game, originally published in 1972, is a stunning collection of his essays on the major leagues, covering a span of ten seasons. Angell brilliantly captures the nation’s most beloved sport through the 1960s, spanning both the winning teams and the “horrendous losers,” and including famed players Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Willie Mays, and more. With the panache of a seasoned sportswriter and the energy of an avid baseball fan, Angell’s sports journalism is an insightful and compelling look at the great American pastime.
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Editorial Reviews

The Wall Street Journal

“This collection of essays takes you into the heart of baseball as it was in the 1960s, conveyed with humor and insight. . . . The key here is that Roger Angell is a stunning writer. He is also in many ways a highly cerebral one and yet utterly down to earth—a writer who can translate the nuances of the game with perfect clarity.”—Tim McCarver, The Wall Street Journal
New York Times Book Review

“Page for page, The Summer Game contains not only the classiest but also the most resourceful baseball writing I have ever read.”—New York Times Book Review
Newsweek

“Only Angell’s love of language surpasses his passion for baseball. . . . A splendid book.”—Newsweek
New York Review of Books

“A decade’s worth of meditations and observations . . . searching for the Higher Game, the cosmology behind each pitch, each swing, each ‘shared joy and ridiculous hope’ of summer’s long adventure.”—New York Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453297827
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 303
  • Sales rank: 59,535
  • File size: 893 KB

Meet the Author

Roger Angell (b. 1920) is a celebrated New Yorker writer and editor. First published in the magazine in 1944, he became a fiction editor and regular contributor in 1956; and remains as a senior editor and staff writer. In addition to seven classic books on baseball, which include The Summer Game (1972), Five Seasons (1977), and Season Ticket (1988), he has written works of fiction, humor, and a memoir, Let Me Finish (2006). He edited the short story collection Nothing But You: Love Stories from The New Yorker(1997). In 2011, he was awarded the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing. Angell lives in New York City.     

Roger Angell (b. 1920) is a celebrated New Yorker writer and editor. First published in the magazine in 1944, he became a fiction editor and regular contributor in 1956; and remains as a senior editor and staff writer. In addition to seven classic books on baseball, which include The Summer Game (1972), Five Seasons (1977), and Season Ticket (1988), he has written works of fiction, humor, and a memoir, Let Me Finish (2006). He edited the short story collection Nothing But You: Love Stories from The New Yorker(1997). In 2011, he was awarded the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing. Angell lives in New York City.     

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
1. Rustle of Spring
Box Scores 3
The Old Folks behind Home 6
The Short Season 19
2. Amazin'
The "Go!" Shouters 35
S Is for So Lovable 46
Farewell 57
A Clean, Well-Lighted Cellar 59
3. Classics and Campaigns--I
A Tale of Three Cities 71
Taverns in the Town 83
Two Strikes on the Image 95
West of the Bronx 109
4. The Future, Maybe
The Cool Bubble 125
5. Classics and Campaigns--II
A Terrific Strain 143
The Flowering and Subsequent Deflowering of New England 158
A Little Noise at Twilight 181
The Leaping Corpse, the Shallow Cellar, the French Pastime, the Walking Radio, and Other Summer Mysteries 197
Days and Nights with the Unbored 215
The Baltimore Vermeers 234
Part of a Season: Bay and Back Bay 252
Some Pirates and Lesser Men 269
6. The Interior Stadium
The Interior Stadium 291
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  • Posted September 6, 2010

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    Angell's Observations and Writing are Pure Joy!

    Roger Angel's 1st book on the subject does not dissapoint. His observations and prose are just about perfect. The subject is a bit dated (1960's baseball) but his observations about where the game was going were far ahead of it's time. Highly recommended!

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