From the Back Cover
An around-the-bases tour of the amazing stories behind the thirty-five seventh games of baseball's World Series
From 1909's marquee match-up between Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner to 2002's "Giant disappointment" between Anaheim and hapless San Francisco, each of baseball's thrilling "game sevens" comes alive in The Seventh Game--a unique collection of compelling stories, stats, and in-depth analyses of the plays, the teams, and the men who made those thirty-five games unforgettable.
With passion for the sport, author and consummate baseball fan Barry Levenson takes you back to the baseball drama of each fall, to the hallowed diamonds of the great stadiums, when the fields were filled with jubilation and despair and the game had nothing more to give. Relive the excitement when:
- Babe Ruth stuns the baseball world by getting caught stealing to end the 1926 Series
- Enos Slaughter scores the winning run in the eighth inning to propel the Cardinals over the Red Sox in 1946, leaving Boston fans still wondering if shortstop Johnny Pesky hesitated in throwing home
- Pirate second baseman Bill Mazeroski hits the only walk-off home run in seventh-game history, ending the 1960 World Series with a bang still heard in Pittsburgh
- The best reliever in post-season history, New York's Mariano Rivera, blows the save to give the upstart Arizona Diamondbacks an improbable come-from-behind win in 2001
These and many more of the seventh game's greatest moments are revisited and reconstructed in this rich meditation on the seventh wonders of the baseball world.
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About the Author
Barry Levenson is a Massachusetts native who grew up living and dying for the Red Sox. A former assistant attorney general for the state of Wisconsin, he is the founder and curator of the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.