- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Bbs Pub Corp (March 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0883659816
- ISBN-13: 978-0883659816
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,421,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pennant Races: Baseball at Its Best Hardcover – March, 1997
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Top Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this book despite the fact that it is less than perfect. Some will be upset that the author did not choose to select the particular race which captivated them the most, but overall there are some good ones included here.
While I was familiar with the story of Gabby Hartnett's celebrated home run, Anderson provides details of the events in the three weeks leading up to the critical series between the Pirates and the Cubs that determined the 1938 pennant. I also enjoyed the coverage of the American League race of 1967 which saw the Red Sox, the Tigers, the Twins and the White Sox battling to the finish.
Revelations have been made concerning the New York Giants amazing comeback in 1951 (serious allegations of sign stealing at the Polo Grounds), but this does not detract from the dramatic account of that storied season. Brooklyn still cannot forget losing out to their former manager, Leo Durocher, on the strength of Bobby Thomson's late inning home run off of Ralph Branca.