Baseball's Best Short Stories

ISBN-10: 1613743769

ISBN-13: 9781613743768

Edition: 2012

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No other sport has inspired as many great writers as baseball and this exceptional anthology brings together 37 short stories about the national pastime. The stories span several decades and are written by some of America's favorite writers, including Zane Grey, James Thurber, Robert Penn Warren, T. C. Boyle, and Michael Chabon, among others. Many of the stories are about the game itself, while others use baseball as a backdrop for timeless themes, such as morality, greed, and love. Nine new stories have been added for this new edition and include "Bullet in the Brain" by Tobias Wolff in which baseball is the surprising last memory of a dying man; George Plimpton's "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch," a story about a fictional baseball player who throws a 150-mph fastball and was a notorious April Fools' Day hoax inSportsIllustrated; and Leslie Pietrzyk's "What We All Want" about a pitcher's wife's concern for her aging husband. This collection is for all baseball lovers—long after the season is over. 
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List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Paul D. Staudohar is Professor of Business Administration at California StateUniversity at Hayward

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface to the Original Edition
Casey at the Bat
Casey at the Bat
The Thrill of the Grass
The Rube's Waterloo
Alibi Ike
Three New Twins Join Club in Spring
A Family Game
Goodwood Comes Back
The Rookie
The Crab
Baseball in April
You Could Look It Up
One Throw
A Game of Catch
A Pitcher Grows Tired
Baseball Hattie
Bullet in the Brain
The Master's Touch
What Did We Do Wrong?
Fielder's Choice
Brooklyns Lose
The Pitcher and the Plutocrat
Gandhi at the Bat
The Curious Case of Sidd Finch
The Crambury Tiger
What We All Want
Who's on First?
Death of a Right Fielder
The Umpire Was a Rookie
The Hector Quesadilla Story
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