The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age

The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age

by Sridhar Pappu

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547719276
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 341,279
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Sridhar Pappu writes “The Male Animal” column forthe New York Times. He began his award-winning career as a feature writer for the Chicago Reader and has served as a columnist at The New York Observer and as a correspondent for The Atlantic. In addition he worked as a staff writer at Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post. A native of Oxford, Ohio, and graduate of Northwestern University, he currently lives in Brooklyn.     
 

Table of Contents

Prologue: Hope ix

1 Silent Film 1

2 Lost Fathers 14

3 Rising 26

4 Testimony of Pilots 52

5 The Break 67

6 Into the City of Ashes 85

7 A Black Man Wins in Boston 101

8 Winter of Recriminations 115

9 The Silent Spring 130

10 8:45 143

11 Out There 155

12 Unclenched Fists 169

13 President of the World 181

14 A Lousy Pitcher 198

15 Talk to me 213

16 Old Men 227

17 Trouble 243

18 Seventeen 249

19 Mudders 260

20 Anthems 267

21 Slipping 277

22 After the Fall 288

Epilogue 314

Acknowledgments 323

Notes 327

Selected Bibliography 368

Index 373

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