Pennant Race: The Classic Game-by-Game Account of a Championship Season, 1961

Pennant Race: The Classic Game-by-Game Account of a Championship Season, 1961

by Jim Brosnan

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Overview

“Brosnan obviously knows his baseball, writes about it wittily, informally and with irony. He is a cynical, tough professional athlete and his book makes wonderful reading.”—New Yorker

From the author of The Long Season—considered by many to be the greatest baseball book of all time—comes another classic sports memoir by legendary pitcher Jim Brosnan, which chronicles how his team, the Cincinnati Reds, went on to win the 1961 National League pennant.

In Pennant Race, Brosnan—with his trademark wise-guy wit and plain-spoken practicality—once again offers a refreshingly candid alternative to hackneyed baseball mythologizing. Day by day, game by game, Brosnan reveals the real lives of professional ballplayers: their exhilaration and frustration, hope and despair, chronic worry over job security, playful camaraderie, world-weary cynicism, and boyish—if cautious—optimism. Although the Reds would ultimately lose the World Series to the Yankees, for Brosnan and his teammates, this was a winning season.

Pennant Race vividly captures a remarkable year in the life of a ball club and the golden age of one of Major League Baseball’s most memorable eras.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062667069
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 523,866
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Jim Brosnan is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Long Season and Pennant Race. He was a Major League Baseball pitcher for nine years, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Cincinnati Reds. He went on to be a sportscaster and contributor to Sports IllustratedLife, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the New York Times Magazine.

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