Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond

ISBN-10: 1592280838
ISBN-13: 9781592280834
Edition: 2001
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Description: 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,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

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

JEFF SILVERMAN, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines. He is also the editor of Classic Baseball Stories (page TK), The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told (page TK), Classic Golf Stories (page TK), Bernard Darwin on Golf (page TK), and The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told (page TK). He lives with his family in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Introduction
Who's on First?
Wait Till Next Year
The Web of the Game
Alibi Ike
Ty Cobb's Wild, Ten-Month Fight to Live
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu
Casey at the Congress
Going to the Moon
The Birth of Joe Hardy
A Scotchman, a Phantom, and a Shiny Blue Jacket
On Jackie Robinson
A Mickey Mantle Koan
The Catch
Old Well-Well
His Most Prized Possession Was That '54 Eddie
Keith
Baseball Players Called Her Ma
The Pitcher and the Plutocrat
One Down, 713 to Go
Roger Maris
Home run Fever
Woman Whiffs Ruth and Gehrig
The Silent Season of a Hero
A Native Son's Thoughts
K as in Koufax
The Rocky Road of Pistol Pete
One Vote for Morganna
Yogi
The Thrill of the Grass
The Green Fields of the Mind
About the Editor
Permissions Acknowledgments

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