“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.'
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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.