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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (June 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616086033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616086039
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,578,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Exceptional—a lively, rewarding read.” (Robert W. Creamer, Sports Illustrated writer/editor and author of BABE: The Legend Comes to Life)

“This collection of 20 essays, most of them never before published, is not a New York book, per se, but it brims with lyrical reminiscences about the love affair between the city and the sport…What ties these charming essays together? 'The collection,' Mr. Gutkind writes, represents 'the connective tissue' of the game, from the mitts to the stadiums that collectively constitute 'our common nostalgia for the way it was, and our fervent hope that the sport will endure the way we think it always should be.'
” (New York Times)

About the Author

Andrew Blauner is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency, and editor of the anthologies Coach, Brothers, and Central Park. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Lee Gutkind is the founder and editor of the literary journal Creative Nonfiction and a pioneer in the field of narrative nonfiction. Gutkind is also the editor of In Fact and Becoming a Doctor, the author of Almost Human, and has written books about baseball, health care, travel, and technology. A Distinguished Writer in Residence at Arizona State University, he lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Tempe, Arizona.

Baseball player, manager and coach Yogi Berra is one of the greatest and most enduring legends in American sports.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By big ed on May 11, 2013
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The title says it all. Great stories, great memories. Any thing about Mickey Mantle is worth it. Well worth it. TOM
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Edwards on February 23, 2014
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I probably should have looked or read reviews before buying this book. Not a big loss I only paid .20 cents for the book but $3.99 to have it shipped. I started to read the book and it appears to be the result of the best essays that a college professor gathered from his students from a writing assignment about baseball. The stories are essendtially students perspectives on the game. I expected stories from players, managers, general managers, owners, etc about the game, the people in the game and so on. Unfortunately the essays are kind of lame. Lets put it this way 20 cents was too much to pay for this book.
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It's a different type of baseball book covering aspects of baseball that is not games and statistics. One chapter was pretty foul, but all in all, I really enjoyed the different writers perspective of what they chose to write about, stuff of what makes up a baseball game.
Enjoyable read.
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