October Men

October Men

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On the morning of October 2, 1978, the World Champion NewYork Yankees found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox. That day these rousing ball clubs would meet at Fenway Park. Both had won ninety-nine games. Only one would win one hundred. The Yankees should have been reaching for their golf clubs-they had feuded until they were fourteen games out of first place. Then their fortunes turned, and they capped one of the most thrilling comebacks in baseball history by defeating the Red Sox that October afternoon in a game that many still remember as the greatest ever played. Transporting us into the midst of this unforgettable team, Roger Kahn weaves the first in-depth account of the legendary season of '78 and reaffirms his standing as our nation's master storyteller of baseball.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 138.7 x 205.7 x 24.6mm | 408.24g
  • HARVEST BOOKS
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0156029715
  • 9780156029711
  • 1,631,956

Review quote

"Kahn has the almost unfair gift of easy, graceful writing combined with an unmatched institutional memory."show more

Back cover copy

"[Kahn is] a master storyteller . . . October Men sprawls like a great ballpark conversation, encompassing the big and the small, the old and the new, the sacred and the profane."-The New York Times Book Review On the morning of October 2, 1978, the Yankees, once fourteen games behind, found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox. They capped one of the most thrilling comebacks in baseball history by defeating the Red Sox that afternoon in a game that many still remember as the greatest ever played. Transporting us into the midst of this unforgettable team, Roger Kahn weaves the first in-depth account of the legendary season of '78 and renders the story an American classic. "It's not a nice story but a gripping one. And Kahn tells it with his customary verve."-Los Angeles Times "Kahn's glittering group portrait paints the Yanks as both goats and heroes, and they are vividly, engagingly, enragingly human in both roles . . . He can epitomize a player with a single swing of the pen."-Time Widely acclaimed as the greatest baseball writer of his generation, Roger Kahn is the author of sixteen books, including The Boys of Summer, named by Sports Illustrated as the best baseball book of all time. He lives in Stone Ridge, New York.show more

Rating details

257 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 23% (60)
4 44% (113)
3 25% (64)
2 6% (15)
1 2% (5)
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