Red Smith on Baseball: The Game's Greatest Writer on the Game's Greatest YearsIvan R. Dee - Here is a selection of his most memorable columns―175 of them, from 1941 to 1981. Red smith's writing is recognized as the best in the field. David halberstam, new York Times Book Review Used book in Good Condition. Robert schmuhl, University of Notre Dame. Red smith's work. Tended to be the best writing in any given newspaper on any given day.
The most admired and gifted sportswriter of his time. His prose. Offers lasting lessons about matters journalistic and literary.
American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith: A Library of America Special PublicationLibrary of America - Used book in Good Condition. Here, revealed in stories about his lifelong passion for fishing and in “My Press-Box Memoirs, too, are more personal glimpses into Smith’s life and work, ” a 1975 reminiscence for Esquire collected here for the first time. A special publication of The Library of America.
Unforgettable accounts of historic occasions—bobby thompson’s shot heard ’Round the World, Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, intelligence, the first Ali-Frazier fight—are joined by more offbeat stories that display Smith’s unmistakable wit, and breadth of feeling. Walter wellesley “red” smith was the most widely read sportswriter of the last century and the first to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith: A Library of America Special Publication - From the 1940s to the 1980s, his nationally syndicated columns for the New York Herald Tribune and later for The New York Times traversed the world of sports with literary panache and wry humor. I’ve always had the notion, ” smith once said, “that people go to spectator sports to have fun and then they grab the paper to read about it and have fun again.
Now, writer and editor and inventor of rotisserie League Baseball Daniel Okrent presents the best of Smith’s inimitable columns—miniature masterpieces that remain the gold standard in sportswriting. Here are smith’s indelible profiles of sports luminaries, which show his gift for distilling a career’s essence in a single column.
It Happens Every Spring: DiMaggio, Mays, the Splendid Splinter, and a Lifetime at the BallparkTriumph Books - Former new york times columnist ira Berkow captures the spirit of America's pasttime in this collection of opinions, stories, and observations from his long and distinguished career. Used book in Good Condition. From memories of ted williams and satchel paige to reflections on jackie Robinson, this work combines Berkow’s eye for detail with the comedy and drama revealed by the subjects themselves, and the soul of the beloved game, Barry Bonds, bringing to life some of the most famous baseball personalities from the last half century.
. Culled from 50 years’ worth of columns from one of the country’s most popular sportswriters, It Happens Every Spring stands as a remarkable and evocative anthology that is guaranteed to delight baseball fans of all ages. Triumph.
The Top of His Game: The Best Sportswriting of W. C. Heinz: A Library of America Special PublicationLibrary of America - Bill littlefield npr's only a game presents the second installment in the Library of America series devoted to classic American sportswriters, a defintive collector’s edition of the pathbreaking writer who invented the long-form sports story. Though he began his career as a newspaper reporter, Heinz soon moved beyond the confines of the daily column, turning freelance and becoming the first sportwriter to make his living writing for magazines.
Used book in Good Condition. In doing so he effectively invented the long-form sports story, perfecting a style that paved the way for the New Journalism of the 1960s. Triumph. Heinz 1915–2008 was one of the most distinctive and influential sportswriters of the last century. His profiles of the top athletes of his day still feel remarkably current, written with a freshness of perception, a gift for characterization, and a finely tuned ear for dialogue.
C. Though heinz’s great passion was boxing—the golden era of rocky graziano, football coaches, with indelible profiles of baseball players Babe Ruth, and Sugar Ray Robinson—his interests extended to the wide world of sports, hockey players, jockeys George Woolf, Floyd Patterson, Eddie Arcaro, Joe DiMaggio, scouts and trainers and rodeo riders.
The Top of His Game: The Best Sportswriting of W. C. Heinz: A Library of America Special Publication - Jimmy breslin named heinz’s “brownsville bum”—a brief life of Al “Bummy” Davis, Brooklyn street tough and onetime welterweight champion of the world—“the greatest magazine sports story I’ve ever read, bar none. His spare and powerful 1949 column, ” has been called a literary classic, “Death of a Race Horse, a work of clarity and precision comparable to Hemingway at his best.
Now, the host of npr’s only a game, and memoirs from the author’s personal archive, Bill Littlefield, profiles, presents the essential Heinz: thirty-eight columns, for this essential writer’s centennial, including eighteen pieces never collected during his lifetime.
Lost BallparksPavilion - With vintage photographs, such as boston's grand pavilion, this book explores classic ballparks of American and National League teams that are no more, home of the Beaneaters, and Huntington Avenue Grounds, one-time home of the Red Sox. Triumph. Louis, san diego, tampa, Toronto, Seattle, and Washington.
. Other cities include: atlanta, pittsburgh, new york, philadelphia, Dallas, Detroit, Cincinnati, Montreal, Miami, Houston, Milwaukee, Chicago, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Kansas City, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Boston, St. Used book in Good Condition. A compilation of the cherished and storied fields that have seen their final inning.
Lost Ballparks - Today, malls, parking lots, a zoo! the parks may be gone, and in one case, these sites are covered by housing, hospitals, but the history that was made within their boundaries lives on. Segments include shea stadium, three Rivers, told through pictures, Astrodome, Al Lang Field, and many more, Ebbets Field, stories and stats.
Hardcover. 144 pages.