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Fifty Years of Great Writing, 1954-2004

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ISBN-10: 1932273069

ISBN-13: 9781932273069

Edition: 50th (Anniversary)

Authors: Sports Illustrated Editors

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In the Half-Century Since its birth, as Sports Illustrated grew from a struggling start-up to America's preeminent sports magazine, one thing has remained constant: the commitment to great storytelling. That part of the magazine's mission has always been easy to define: Identify the most compelling sports stories of our time and get the best writers in the business to tell them. This book brings together a lineup of writing talent worthy of the Hall of Fame and the classic stories they produced for Sports Illustrated over the past 50 years. Many of the writers whose work is collected here are longtime favorites of SI readers (Frank Deford, Rick Reilly, Steve Rushin, Gary Smith). Others are…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Edition: 50th
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.200
Language: English

Introduction
The Players
The Boxer and the Blonde
Yogi
The Last Angry Men
The Year, The Moment and Johnny Podres
Gifts That God Didn't Give
All the Rage
The Ring Leader
Main Events
'Lawdy, Lawdy, He's Great'
There's Never Been an Open Like It
The Day Bobby Hit the Home Run
A Pay Night for Old Archie
Duel of the Four-Minute Men
Sweet Spots
Finally, Just Me and My Bike
You'll Not Do That Here, Laddie
The University of Eighth Avenue
Sons of the Wind
Road Swing
Wild Kingdom
Mirror of My Mood
Snakes Alive!
Pure Heart
Grim Reapers of the Land's Bounty
We Are Destroying Our National Parks
Supporting Players
There Ain't No Others Like Me
Master of the Joyful Illusion
The Coach and His Champion
'I Managed Good, But Boy Did They Play Bad'
Baseball's Babbling Brook
Playing for Laughs
Absolutely, Positively the Best Article Ever
Ring Tossed
We All Had a Ball
The Curious Case of Sidd Finch
Lake Wobegon Games
The Worst Baseball Team Ever
On the Winter Tour
Personal Fouls
The Case Against Brian Spencer
Total Loss Weekend
The Game of the Name
Crime and Punishment
Broken Promise
O Unlucky Man
Music to the Ear
King of the Sports Page
Then My Arm Glassed Up
The Heavyweight Champion of the Word
Would You Let This Man Interview You?
Big Wind in Chicago
Kentucky: May: Saturday
Examined Lives
Farewell, Teddy Ballgame
The Ripples From Little Lake Nellie
The Best Years of His Life
He's Burning To Be a Success
Laughing on the Outside
The Best There Ever Was
Acknowledgments