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Lardner--who played a role in breaking the infamous "Black Sox" scandal of 1919--wrote You Know Me Al while covering pro baseball in the teens; for baseball fans, the book is an intriguing glimpse into the past. Athletes haven't changed much, poor devils. They're just as funny as ever, only richer. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Great writing by a very strong sports person.
I can see the field and the players so very well through his words and dialogue. Read more
This is an electrifying and breathless book underscoring the perils of youth, arrogance, among the signifiers of faith, superstition and faith lost. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jack Malinowski
Classic humor of a bumpkin in the big leagues. A fun book.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A classic. The humor of Ring Lardner is timeless and shows that some things never change.Published 7 months ago by Maccat42
For .79 cents it was more than worth the value. Enjoyable tale of the game of baseball read in the letters from a baseball player experiencing the ups and downs of the game. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Running Man
Ring Lardner's novel,YOU KNOW ME AL, is a recognized classic, a tongue-in-cheek look at professional baseball in the early 20th century. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Timothy J. Bazzett
interesting window on mlb's relationship with players. we forget from where astronomical player salaries sprang.Published 9 months ago by monroe boyce