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Write a product review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. I took this book to the beach on vacation. These are short stories about baseball and the baseball world that prove for the th time that baseball life and folklore is more interesting and enjoyable than any other sport. Not sure I would call them collectively, the "greatest" baseball stories ever told, however there are some good ones.
They are all reprints of articles and stories published previously in magazines, newspapers, etc. My year old cousin, who is a baseball player and fan, was totally into this as a Christmas gift last year.
I had a hard time shopping for him because year-old boys are just hard to shop for He started reading stories immediately and spent a few hours with this book, even after opening up a bunch of video games: Great gift for baseball fans, young and old! I recently purchased from Amazon, and now have read, three baseball anthologies: One need not be an informed fan of baseball, past or present, to treasure these stories.
I don't know if these are truly the greatest baseball stories ever told, but they are certainly entertaining. I am a baseball fan, but I'm not especially learned in baseball history. These stories, all by a different author, have deepened my love for the game and engendered appreciation for the men who play the game, past and present. I admit up front that I am a die-hard Dodger fan. The chapter by Vin Scully on Sandy Kofax's perfect game gave me goose bumps. I learned my love of baseball from my father, so the chapter by Doris Kearns Goodwin was especially meaningful brought tears to my eyes.
She tells how her father taught her to keep a score book for the Brooklyn Dodger games, then relay to him, play by play the entire game when he came home from work. She tells how, when the score was close toward the end of a game, she had to ask her mother to take notes while she left the room because the anxiety was just too much to bear.
Mar 19, John Orman rated it really liked it. Lots of interesting stories and opinions in these essays written as told to the author by the subject person or someone who them well. Aug 08, Mike rated it it was ok Shelves: Thought I'd heard that this had a lot of great stories, but the vast majority were only mildly interesting.
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Didn't help that the audiobook reader sounded like a computer bot, and even mispronounced some names. Aug 12, Brian Eshleman rated it really liked it.
I enjoyed these anecdotes particularly because so many of such stories seem to be frozen in the 50s or 60s. By contrast, these included many players I remember from "my" era of the late 80s and early 90s. Jul 25, Rodger rated it liked it Recommends it for: There are a couple of really good ones, look up Thurman Munson if you are just perusing the book. Oct 31, Mark Widman rated it liked it.
Stories lack a bit of background and miss the funny points. Mar 25, Chris Dean rated it really liked it. Liked that some of the stories and personalities are not the "same old. Apr 15, Scott Seeland rated it really liked it.
A little dated and not as special as Mike Shannon clearly thinks it is. But a fun quick read to open the season. Ben Gordon rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Jeff rated it it was ok Dec 08, Michael Berges rated it liked it Jul 26, Ben rated it liked it Aug 23, Reeca Elliott rated it really liked it Feb 26, Rick rated it liked it Jan 05, Ned rated it liked it Jan 01, Charlie rated it it was amazing Jun 20, Sam rated it liked it Jun 09, Dave rated it it was ok Nov 06, Davidl rated it liked it May 05, Alex Respess rated it really liked it Jun 17, John rated it liked it Jan 28, Mark Gallagher rated it liked it Jan 01, David rated it liked it Sep 25, Karl rated it liked it Jun 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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