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Walkoffs, Last Licks, and Final Outs: Baseball's Grand (and Not-So-Grand) Finales Paperback – April 1, 2008
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A terrific collection of untold tales and familiar stories with a new twist! -- Ira Berkow, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter
Top Customer Reviews
If you never heard of Clem Labine, or Goose Goslin, or don't know about Sausage Races in Milwaukee- then you can stop reading this, and resume your sad empty life.
Bill Chuck and Jim Kaplan have put together a book for those who savor the history of the game. With it they bring out the in humor and irony in the game the in the same manner that Jason Stark and Rob Neyer in their columns.
Plenty of great box scores from regular season and World Series finales- and lots more. you Chuck and Kaplan massage the game from all kinds of angles - all the ones that that make it the great game that it is to follow.
So, when I read "Walkoffs, Last Licks, and Final Outs: Baseball's Grand (and Not-So-Grand) Finales" I was in heaven. This book provides all the little tidbits of information you need to relive some of the great (and not so great) moments in baseball history. Open to any page and you'll have a new favorite sports story to tell. And you won't just read it once, you'll pour through the box scores and commentary over and over.
If you are a baseball fan, buy this book. If you know a baseball fan, buy this book for them. And even if you don't like baseball (gasp!), you'll appreciate just how good this book is from the first time you pick it up.
With "Walkoffs, Last Licks, and Final Outs," Chuck and Kaplan take a look at the greatest post-season races and World Series games of all-time, the final moments for many Hall-of-Famers, the last games played at ballparks now gone, some famous streaks in baseball history, players who passed away while in active duty, and a slew of other "last" baseball trivia type items.
For a baseball fanatic, "Walkoffs, Last Licks, and Final Outs" is a fun little book. I've enjoyed thumbing through the pages and reading it in a pick and choose type fashion.
Chuck and Kaplan have done a great job compiling the information for this book. If you're looking to add a unique reference material to your baseball library, or, if you want to get an original and entertaining gift for the baseball fan in your life, I recommend that you pick up a copy of "Walkoffs, Last Licks, and Final Outs: Baseball's Grand (and Not-So-Grand) Finales."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a fun, easy-to-read book that is fine addiition to my ever-increasing library of baseball books. If you like baseball trivia, then you'll find it enjoyable. Go Cubs!Published on September 10, 2008 by Baseball Trivia Nut
Walkoffs, Last Licks, and Final Outs: Baseball's Grand (and not-so-grand) Finales is an amazing, year-by-year collection of baseball's greatest (and not-exactly-great) final acts. Read morePublished on August 11, 2008 by Midwest Book Review
I am a diehard Red Sox fan and normally pay little attention to other teams; I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book that covers so much history, etc. Read morePublished on June 12, 2008 by Sharon Morin
Having been a loyal reader of Bill Chuck's "Billy Ball" column/eRantings for 4 or 5 years, I had to pick up a copy of this book. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Read morePublished on May 23, 2008 by Matthew D. Maguire