Soul of Baseball A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

ISBN-10: 0060854049
ISBN-13: 9780060854041
Edition: N/A
Authors: Joe Posnanski
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O'Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game. The Soul of Baseball is as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. Driven by a relentless optimism and his two great passions-for America's pastime and for jazz, America's music-O'Neil played solely for love. In an era when greedy, steroid-enhanced athletes have come to characterize professional ball, Posnanski offers a salve for the damaged spirit: the uplifting life lessons of a truly extraordinary man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy and love life.

A senior writer at Sports Illustrated , Joe Posnanski has twice been named the Best Sports Columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work at the Kansas City Star. He is the author of The Good Stuff and The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America , which won the prestigious Casey Award for best baseball book of 2007. His work has also been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing , and he lives with his family in Kansas City, Missouri.

Warming Up a Riff
Buck O'Neil's America
Winter
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Nicodemus
Spring
I Like to Recognize the Tune
A Ballgame in Houston
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Buck O'Neil Day
Summer
Blue Skies
New York, New York
These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
Fathers and Sons
Summertime
Gary, Indiana
I'd Rather Have a Memory Than a Dream
Classrooms in Atlanta
Isn't This a Lovely Day?
Autumn
I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
A Funeral in Chicago
Washington
Winter (Take 2)
Home
Afterword
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments

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