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Great Baseball Writing | [Editors of Sports Illustrated]

Great Baseball Writing

When Sports Illustrated was launched in 1954, baseball was, indisputable, the national pastime, its stars America's epic heroes, its rivalries the era's mythology. As baseballs fortunes rose and fell over the next 50 years - and then rose again to new heights, drawing more than 65 million fans to ballparks in 2004 - the game never failed to produce great drama and inspired storytelling.
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When Sports Illustrated was launched in 1954, baseball was, indisputable, the national pastime, its stars America's epic heroes, its rivalries the era's mythology. As baseballs fortunes rose and fell over the next 50 years - and then rose again to new heights, drawing more than 65 million fans to ballparks in 2004 - the game never failed to produce great drama and inspired storytelling.

This collection is a virtual Hall of Fame from the pages of SI, bringing together the stories of baseball's greatest heroes (Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax) and villains (Ty Cobb, Pete Rose, Denny McLain) and characters (Casey Stengel, Max Patkin, Yogi Berra); its legendary quests (the home run chases of Roger Maris, Hank Aaron, Mark McGwire, and Barry Bonds; the thrilling pennant races, from the Dodgers - Giants in 1951 to the Yankees - Red Sox in 1978); its world-class writers (Frank Deford, Mark Kram, George Plimpton, Peter Gammons, and Tom Verducci) and its own players writing from the inside about their game (Ted Williams, Jim Brosnan, and Jim Bouton).

In the wake of SI's acclaimed Fifty Years of Great Writing comes this baseball anthology worthy of Cooperstown.

©2012 Time Home Entertainment Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Benjamin mexico city, Mexico 04-22-14
    Benjamin mexico city, Mexico 04-22-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great baseball stories"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Some stories are really great some others lame


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I loved the final stories, great for all baseball fans.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Didnt linke his voice. No emotions.


    Could you see Great Baseball Writing being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No its just magazine articles brought together.


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    Jake Missouri 08-23-14
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    "You'll grow on Dennis Holland"

    Many, perhaps all of the criticisms I read for this title were at the narrator. His voice was not rich in tone, of superior cadence, or of especially moving inflection. Holland is ordinary, but the book was all the better for it.

    These stories stand on their own. They don't need a powerful narrator, all they need is for the listener to have a love of baseball, the desire to know more about the game. In time I think you'll appreciate, and even love Holland's narration, because it's ordinary, because it's real. Because it's baseball.



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