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Best of Baseball Digest: The Greatest Players, the Greatest Games, the Greatest Writers from the Game's Most Exciting Years
     

Best of Baseball Digest: The Greatest Players, the Greatest Games, the Greatest Writers from the Game's Most Exciting Years

by John Kuenster (Introduction), John Kuenster (Editor)
 

Here's a baseball feast of some 116 articles drawn from the most popular baseball magazine of them all, from the 1940s to the present—stories from the leading baseball writers about the greatest players and the greatest games from baseball's most exciting years. The book is illustrated with more than 80 photographs, many of them rarely seen. Readers can relive

Overview

Here's a baseball feast of some 116 articles drawn from the most popular baseball magazine of them all, from the 1940s to the present—stories from the leading baseball writers about the greatest players and the greatest games from baseball's most exciting years. The book is illustrated with more than 80 photographs, many of them rarely seen. Readers can relive Willie Mays's great World Series catch; Roger Maris's 61st home run; Bob Feller's Opening Day no-hitter; Reggie Jackson's three homers on three swings in the 1977 World Series; Kirk Gibson's gimpy-leg, game-winning home run in the 1988 Series—and many, many more. They're all related by the best baseball writers the game has known: Red Smith, Heywood Broun, Arthur Daley, John P. Carmichael, Roger Kahn, James T. Farrell, Jimmy Cannon, Leonard Koppett, Tom Meany, Jim Murray, Ira Berkow, George Vass, Milt Richman, Murray Chass, Melvin Durslag, Tom Boswell, Bob Verdi, Mike Royko, Bob Broeg, John Steadman, Furman Bisher, and many others. For a baseball treat that will please any fan and can keep the Hot Stove League stoked throughout the winter, The Best of Baseball Digest is the sure ticket.

Editorial Reviews

Salt Lake Tribune
"An entertaining look at the history of baseball... Both light reading and a worthwhile glimpse at baseball journalism."
Bob Feller
Any baseball fan should have this book in their library.
Jimmy Piersall
This is my favorite book to read about baseball, including so much of its history.
Stan Musial
Baseball Digest has provided us with great stories since 1942, my first full season with the St. Louis Cardinals. This book features plenty of good baseball reading.
Jim Brosnan
A wonderful collection of photographs and stories by the best baseball writers of our time.
Booklist - Wes Lukowsky
A fascinating set of articles.... A must wherever baseball fans gather.
Chicago Sun-Times - Henry Kisor
Anyone who has enjoyed an issue of Baseball Digest will find The Best of Baseball Digest a must-read.
Indianapolis Star - Mike Lillich
John Kuenster…mines a rich writerly vein and fields an all-star literary line-up.
Shelf Life - Martin Levin
A handsome compilation…from a magazine that was the mainstay of many boys' lives.
Chicago Tribune - Dan McGrath
Terrific collection of the little magazine's best work.
Mike Lillich
"John Kuenster...mines a rich writerly vein and fields and all-star literary lineup."
Indianapolis Star
Wes Lukowsky
"A fascinating set of articles.... A must wherever baseball fans gather."
Booklist
Martin Levin
A handsome compilation—from a magazine that was the mainstay of many boys' lives.
Shelf Life
Carlin Romano
Brilliantly thorough
Chronicle of Higher Education
Library Journal
A feast of offerings, from the year of Baseball Digest's founding, 1942, through 2005, with many pieces covering earlier personalities (they often reminisced to one columnist or another). The coverage is from the best writers the game has known, including Red Smith, Heywood Broun, Arthur Daley, Roger Kahn, Leonard Koppett, and Ira Berkow. Don't have a complete run of Baseball Digest? Your collection needs this. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566636551
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
03/25/2006
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.27(d)

What People are Saying About This

Henry Kisor
"Anyone who has enjoyed an issue of Baseball Digest with find The Best of Baseball Digest a must read."
Chicago Sun-Times
Bob Feller
"Any baseball fan should have this book in their library."
Jimmy Piersall
"This is my favorite book to read about baseball, including so much of its history."
Stan Musial
"Baseball Digest has provided us with great stories since 1942, my first full season with the St. Louis Cardinals. This book features plenty of good baseball reading."
Jim Brosnan
"A wonderful collection of photographs and stories by the best baseball writers of our time."

Meet the Author

John Kuenster is the longtime editor of Baseball Digest. He has also written Heartbreakers: Baseball's Most Agonizing Defeats and, with David Cowan, To Sleep with the Angels: The Story of a Fire. He lives in Evergreen Park, Illinois, outside of Chicago.

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