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Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub (August 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786415789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786415786
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,942,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Essays reveal the rich heritage of baseball...much to enjoy...passed the muster." -- The Dickie Thon Fan Club

"Interesting...compelling...impressive variety of stories...powerful pieces...Kirst’s collection is definitely worth a look." -- Aethlon

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Sean Peter Kirst, a columnist and sportswriter, lives in Syracuse, New York.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Olsen on April 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic group of columns written by Sean Peter Kirst, a columnist at one point with the Syracuse Post Standard. While the book has a focus on Syracuse baseball and issues pertaining to the minor league ballclub there, the book is by no means limited to this subject. Many topics are covered; they are interesting, thought provoking, and fun. Topics include Lou Gehrig's ashes as the title suggests, the "King of Baseball Card Collecting" (among many, many others) and most enjoyable, the nostalgic looks back at the game. I fondly find myself agreeing and remembering many of Kirst's looks back at the game and what it means to our country. You'll enjoy this book - it's well worth the money spent.
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