Great Baseball Stories : Ruminations and Nostalgic Reminiscences on Our National Pastime Paperback / softback
by Lee Gutkind
"Great Baseball Stories" is a wonderful collection of 20 revealing essays on the national pastime.
Stefan Fatsis sends his "stunningly perfect, consummately perfect, why-would-anyone-use-anything-else? perfect" glove to be restored by the Glove Designer at Rawlings; Susan Perabo considers retiring from her imaginary career in the majors and assesses the likelihood of women finding actual careers on the baseball field; Sean Wilentz imagines a Cooperstown Fans' Hall of Fame, with its cowbells, frying pans, bedsheet banners, and more. And in one of the three previously published, now classic pieces in the collection, George Plimpton reflects on the slow demotion of aging or slumping players from pitcher to first base, to the outfield.
United by the authors' fervent love of the game, these essays remind us of the unique role baseball plays in our national history and collective imagination and are linked by the authors' common sense of nostalgia.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/07/2012
- Category: Baseball
- ISBN: 9781616086039