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The Summer Game

Angell, Roger

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ISBN 10: 0345309847 / ISBN 13: 9780345309846
Editorial: Ballantine Books, New York, New York, 1984
Condición: Good + Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Good + mass market paperback. May be some rubbing, bumping and creasing to edges, corners and spine of book. Overall a good tight copy. N° de ref. de la librería MM1768

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Título: The Summer Game

Editorial: Ballantine Books, New York, New York

Año de publicación: 1984

Encuadernación: Mass Market Paperback

Condición del libro: Good +

Edición: First Edition

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Sinopsis:

Roger Angell's The Summer Game has been a must-read book for baseball enthusiasts for more than 25 years. The 22 pieces remain as fresh as the day they were first published.

From the Inside Flap:

"Page for page, The Summer Game contains not only the classiest but also the most resourceful baseball writing I have ever read."—New York Times Book Review.

"A decade’s worth of meditations and observations . . . searching for the Higher Game, the cosmology behind each pitch, each swing, each ‘shared joy and ridiculous hope’ of summer’s long adventure."—New York Review of Books.

The Summer Game, Roger Angell’s first book on the sport, changed baseball writing forever. Thoughtful, funny, appreciative of the elegance of the game and the passions invested by players and fans, it goes beyond the usual sports reporter’s beat to examine baseball’s complex place in our American psyche.

Between the miseries of the 1962 expansion Mets and a classic 1971 World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles, Angell finds baseball in the 1960s as a game in transition—marked by league expansion, uprooted franchises, the growing hegemony of television, the dominance of pitchers, uneasy relations between players and owners, and mounting competition from other sports for the fans’ dollars.

Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Brooks Robinson, Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Carl Yastrzemski, Tom Seaver, Jim Palmer, and Casey Stengel are seen here with fresh clarity and pleasure. Here is California baseball in full flower, the once-mighty Yankees in collapse, baseball in French (in Montreal), indoor baseball (at the Astrodome), and sweet spring baseball (in Florida)—as Angell observes, "Always, it seems, there is something more to be discovered about this game."

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