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The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond / Edition 1

The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond / Edition 1

by Jeff Silverman


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The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond / Edition 1

At a 1931 barnstorming exhibition game in Tennessee, a seventeen-year-old pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. Her name was Jackie Mitchell--"organized baseball's first girl pitcher." On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax made baseball history by pitching his fourth perfect game. In July 1970, a stripper rushed onto the field at Riverfront Stadium to kiss Johnny Bench, temporarily disrupting a game attended by President Nixon and his family. These are just some of the great, quirky, and comic moments in the annals of baseball recorded in THE GREATEST BASEBALL STORIES EVER TOLD. Here also are profiles of such legendary figures as Joe DiMaggio, Pete Rose, and Yogi Berra, essays that explore the complexities and pleasures of the game, even an excerpt from the movie Bull Durham. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever played so much as a game of catch.

Contributors include:

John Updike
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Abbott & Costello
Ring Lardner
Bill Barich
Zane Grey
David James Duncan
Al Stump
Pete Hamill
P.G. Wodehouse
Damon Runyan
Roy Blount, Jr.
Richard Ben Cramer
Gay Talese
A. Bartlett Giamatti and many more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592280834
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Series: Greatest Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 125,203
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeff Silverman is the editor of several books, including At the Old Ballgame: Stories from Baseball's Golden Era and Classic Golf Stories: Twenty-Six Incredible Tales from the Links

Hillary Huber is a multiple Audie Award finalist, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, and an AudioFile Best Voice. She has recorded close to three hundred titles, spanning many genres.

Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer, as well as an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator. Along with animation and video game characters, Mike performs narration and voices promos for television. He lives with his wife and daughter in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Who's on First?1
Wait Till Next Year9
The Web of the Game15
Alibi Ike33
Ty Cobb's Wild, Ten-Month Fight to Live51
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu73
Casey at the Congress87
Going to the Moon91
The Birth of Joe Hardy103
A Scotchman, a Phantom, and a Shiny Blue Jacket111
On Jackie Robinson127
A Mickey Mantle Koan139
The Catch151
Old Well-Well155
His Most Prized Possession Was That '54 Eddie165
Baseball Players Called Her Ma185
The Pitcher and the Plutocrat193
One Down, 713 to Go205
Roger Maris209
Home run Fever213
Woman Whiffs Ruth and Gehrig225
The Silent Season of a Hero229
A Native Son's Thoughts249
K as in Koufax263
The Rocky Road of Pistol Pete267
One Vote for Morganna285
The Thrill of the Grass309
The Green Fields of the Mind319
About the Editor323
Permissions Acknowledgments325

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