Baseball A Literary Anthology

ISBN-10: 193108209X

ISBN-13: 9781931082099

Edition: 2002

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 3/4/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 721
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

NICHOLAS DAWIDOFF is an internationally acclaimed baseball expert and the author of four books. One of them, The Fly Swatter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and his first book, The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg, was a national bestseller and appeared on many best book lists. Dawidoff is also the editor of the Library of America’s Baseball: A Literary Anthology.

Introduction
Casey at the Bat
The Umpire Is a Most Unhappy Man
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Baseball's Sad Lexicon
The Old-Fashioned Pitcher
Baseball as the Bleachers Like It
from The Varmint
Baiting the Umpire
from America's National Game
Hail! Roger Merkle, Favorite of Toledo
Rajah's Pride Falls Before 'G. Hooks-em'
from The Glory of Their Times: Sam Crawford
from You Know Me Al
Where Do You Get That Noise?
Hits and Runs
from Always the Young Strangers
Ruth Comes Into His Own with 2 Homers
from No Cheering in the Press Box: Richards Vidmer
The crowd at the ball game
from White Mule: Fourth of July Doubleheader
from Baseball When the Grass Was Real: James "Cool Papa" Bell
from Along This Way
from Of Time and the River
Inside the Inside
Pitchers and Catchers
You Could Look It Up
Polo Grounds
It Was a Great Day in Jersey
Jamesie
Shine Ball
from Chicago: City on the Make
Nice Work
from Tallulah
from The Natural
Dodgers Defeat Yanks, 3-2, as Erskine Fans 14
The Terrible-Tempered Mr. Grove
from God's Country and Mine
Perfect Day - A Day of Prowess
My Grandmother Goes to Comiskey Park
from Damn Yankees
The Rocky Road of Pistol Pete
from The Long Season
Pitcher
The Base Stealer
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu
Rules for Staying Young
A Can of Beer, a Slice of Cake - and Thou, Eddie Gaedel
Back at the Polo Grounds
from Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?
Baseball and Writing
The Silent Season of a Hero
from North Toward Home
from Portnoy's Complaint
from Ball Four
Van Lingle Mungo
Analysis of Baseball
from The Boys of Summer
from The Wrong Season
from The Summer Game
from Five Seasons
from Late Innings
from Season Ticket
from The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book
Final Twist of the Drama
from A False Spring
Carlton Fisk Is My Ideal
The Green Fields of the Mind
A Day of Light and Shadows
from It Looked Like For Ever
from The Celebrant
from The Autobiography of Leroi Jones
from Stengel: His Life and Times
The Sporting News
The September Song of Mr. October
from An American Childhood
The Streak of Streaks
Head Down
Coming to the Plate, One Family's Ethos
A Minors Affair
Glory
from Underworld
Rain Delay: Toledo Mud Hens, July 8, 1994
from Pure Baseball
Yankee Ends Real Corker of a Mystery
Sources and Acknowledgments
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