Greatest Baseball Stories Ever

Greatest Baseball Stories Ever

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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, 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. Perfect for anyone who has ever played a game of catch.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 158574364X
  • 9781585743643

Review quote

"Here are two books certain to appeal to fans of the diamond and the links. The first includes several oft-anthologized works, but some unusual pieces, too. The second contains essays by so many important writers that it can safely be called a hole-in-one." --"The Dallas Morning News"show more

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