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    Spring Training (Paperback) By (author) William Zinsser

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    DescriptionSpring training is an American tradition dating back to the early years of the twentieth century, a time of renewal both for the players and the fans. William Zinsser vividly brings to life the unique once-o-year relationship between Bradenton, Florida, and its adopted team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1988 the Pirates were a promising young team with hopes of competing for the National League pennant. Given rare access to players, coaches, and even umpires, along with general manager Syd Thrift and manager Jim Leyland, Zinsser sought to discover how a team prepares - both physically and mentally - for the long season ahead. The names and the faces may have changed, yet Zinsser's book is as valid today in revealing how the fundamentals of baseball are taught and learned as it was when first published. This is highlighted in the new introduction and postscript, which includes a lengthy interview with Leyland about the lessons that can be learned from losing. Infused with a reporter's curiosity and a fan's lifelong love of the game, Spring Training captures the thrill of possibilities woven into the very fabric of each new season.

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    Spring Training
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Zinsser
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780822958246
    ISBN 10: 0822958244

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    DC21: 796.357
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSD
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24410
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.35764097
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003020
    LC classification: GV875.6 \.
    Thema V1.0: SFC, SCG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    25 b&w photographs
    University of Pittsburgh Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pittsburgh Press
    Publication date
    31 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Pittsburgh PA
    Author Information
    William Zinsser started his career with the New York Herald Tribune and has been a freelance writer since 1959. A teacher and former general editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club, he is the author of sixteen books, including the classic On Writing Well.
    Review quote
    "A song of baseball's sweetest season." - Boston Globe; "Will take you to the endangered soul of baseball." - George Vecsey, New York Times; "Written with the same grace and intelligence Willie Mays brought to the game." - Booklist