A delightmore entertaining, if possible, than I remembered... the reader leaves George Plimpton's wide world of sports with deep reluctance.... His prose is as elegant and seemingly effortless as Ted Williams's swing or an Arnold Palmer iron shot.... His teammates recedelike the old baseball players vanishing into the cornfield in Field of Dreams, taking their magical world with them but living on in fond memory."Edward Kosner, Wall Street Journal"
Sports memoirs, like humor collections, rarely outlive their authors, but Plimpton's books have aged gracefully and even matured. Today they have the additional (and unintended) appeal of vivid history, bearing witness to a mythical era."Nathaniel Rich, New York Review of Books