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Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics) by Jim Bouton

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics) Ball Four is a baseball classic a number one bestseller when it was published it still is in demand throughout the U S Now in a new updated hardcover edition Ball Four will reach a whole new generation of avid baseball fans In fact Ball Four has been selected by the NY Public Library as one of the Books of the Century And David Halberstam writes a book deep in the American Vein so deep in fact that is by no means a sports book Bouton has written a baseball book about the reality of the game Thirty years after its publication it remains as wonderful to read as eve

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The ultra inside baseball thriller by the bestselling authors of Eight Men Out On the mound is year old Sam Ward it s his last chance to justify all he has sacrificed for this ultimate start Behind the plate is aging umpire Ernie Kolacka who has reasons to use his position to fix the game, Robert Frost never felt more at home in America than when watching baseball be it in park or sand lot Full of heroism and heartbreak the most beloved of American sports is also the most poetic Its rhythms are those of the seasons Its memories are savored it losses lamented Baseball s graceful athleticism formal strategy and democratic spirit have ensured the devotion of Americans for generations and writers have been drawn to this sport as to no other br br With i Baseball A Literary Anthology i The Library of America presents a vivid panorama of the game that is in Roger Angell s words one of the reasons that summer exists It offers a lively mix of stories memoirs poems news reports and insider accounts about all aspects of the great American game from its pastoral th century beginnings to its apotheosis as the undisputed national pastime br br Here are the major leaguers and the bush leaguers the umpires and broadcasters the wives and girlfriends and would be girlfriends fans meticulously observant and lovingly fanatically obsessed Here too are the teams of storied greatness the Yankees the Dodgers the Red Sox and the luminaries who made them legendary br br Unforgettable portraits of icons such as Christy Matthewson Babe Ruth Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson are joined by glimpses of lesser known characters such as the erudite Moe Berg who could speak a dozen languages but couldn t hit in any of them br br Poems included in i Baseball A Literary Anthology i include indispensable works whose phrases have entered the language Ernest Thayer s Casey at the Bat and Franklin P Adams s Baseball s Sad Lexicon as well as more recent offerings from May Swenson Yusef Komunyakaa and Martin Espada Testimonies from classic oral histories offer insights into the players who helped enshrine the sport in the American imagination Spot reporting by Heywood Broun and Damon Runyon stands side by side with journalistic profiles that match baseball legends with some of our finest writers John Updike on Ted Williams Gay Talese on Joe DiMaggio Red Smith on Lefty Grove, No description available, Twentieth anniversary edition of a baseball classic with a new epilogue by Jim Bouton br br When first published in Ball Four stunned the sports world The commissioner executives and players were shocked Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and social leper Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to declare the book untrue Fans however loved the book And serious critics called it an important social document Today Jim Bouton is still not invited to Oldtimer s Days at Yankee Stadium But his landmark book is still being read by people who don t ordinarily follow baseball