The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record

The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record

by John Eisenberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544107670
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 399,577
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

JOHN EISENBERG was an award-winning sports columnist for the Baltimore Sun for two decades and is the author of Ten-Gallon War,That First Season,My Guy Barbaro (cowritten with jockey Edgar Prado), and The Great Match Race. He has written for Smithsonian,Sports Illustrated, and Details, among other publications, and currently contributes columns to BaltimoreRavens.com. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Ripken: A Victory Lap 1

2 Gehrig: The Ghost of 2,131 15

3 Ironmen: First of Their Kind 24

4 Ripken: Blue-Collar Stock 37

5 Ironmen: Confusion 49

6 Ironmen: Deacon 58

7 Ripken: Influences 70

8 Gehrig: A Famous Headache 84

9 Gehrig: Playing Every Day 98

10 Ripken: A Sour Year 109

11 Gehrig: A Friend's Influence 121

12 Ironmen: The Blessing of Good Fortune 131

13 Ripken: A Guiding Philosophy 142

14 Gehrig: Playing Hurt 153

15 Ironmen: Shenanigans 165

16 Ripken: Toughing It Out 174

17 Gehrig: A Tragic Turn 185

18 Ironmen: Is It Really a Good Idea? 198

19 Ripken: Making History 212

20 Ironmen: The True Believer 230

21 Ripken: A Day Off, at Last 239

22 Ironmen: A Philosophical Change 254

Epilogue 269

Author's Note 274

Source Notes 277

Bibliography 286

Index 287

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