Daniel Okrent, the author of The Ultimate Baseball Book, has written not just another windy paean to the national pastime, full of labored metaphors and recollections of demolished stadiums, but a detailed, digressive breakdown of a single early-season game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles on June 10, 1982. Along the way the reader learns about the history of the slider, the building of the Orioles by their famed manager, Earl Weaver, how batters' swings reveal their personality, and even which brand of vitamin C can be found in a certain player's locker. It's a labor of love, but an enthralling one that reveals the complexities at the heart of this most complex and maddening game. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A great book for a fan who simply loves the game. Set aside all the promotional crap and ego surrounding contemporary baseball, sit back and read about the game as it is played and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stuart A Seidel
The play-by-play analysis of this 1982 game is just one part of this book. I enjoyed even more the stories that helped describe things like the winter meetings, blockbuster trades,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by margo
Excellent Book! In many ways it could be considered a history (given when the game in question was played). Read morePublished 10 months ago by S. Conner
First off, I'm already a fan of Dan Okrent. His style and wit really come out in this book. The man who gave the world Roto-League Baseball does a brilliant job laying down the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Seth Pohorence
The story within the story, absolutely exciting book. An entire season is decided within one game. I highly recommend this to any baseball fanPublished 19 months ago by Jay T. Mckee
If you are a baseball fan or not, you are going to get a lot out of this book. According to several ex major league players I've talked to this is such a factual book you will soak... Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Bookluvah
The idea of writing a book about a single major league game was brought off nicely by Arnold Hano in "A Day in the Bleacheer."
Hano can write. Read more