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ISBN13: 9780880015332
ISBN10: 0880015330
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Phil Rizzuto, famed shortstop and broadcaster extraordinaire for the New York Yankees, has waxed poetic on America's favorite pastime since the glorious days of Mantle and Maris. For more than a quarter century the Bard of the Booth has captured great moments in baseball — and effortlessly woven them together with essential and often hilarious insights into the human condition.

Editors Tom Peyer and Hart Seely have forever captured Rizzuto's unmistakable voice in this collection, which gathers his funniest and most inspiring verses — from comments on Maris getting booed to explications of how the Red Sox control the weather. With an introduction by Roy Blount, Jr., and game stats following each poem, O Holy Cow! is a must for baseball fans, Scooter devotees, and everyone interested in major league fun.

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Hall of Fame shortstop and Yankees broadcaster extraordinaire, the incomparable Phil Rizutto (1917-2007) waxed poetic on America's favorite pastime from the glorious days of Mantle and Maris well into the reign of Jeter and Rivera. For more than a quarter century the Bard of the Booth captured great moments in baseball—and effortlessly interwove them with essential and often hilarious insights into the human condition.

In loving commemoration and celebration of the life and career of an exceptional Man of Baseball, this new edition of O Holy Cow! includes a new foreword by baseball legend Bobby Murcer, a new poem written by editors Tom Peyer and Hart Seely, and more than sixty additional never-before-published masterworks of short, impromptu verse that capture the unmistakable voice of the unforgettable Rizzuto.

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Rizzuto was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.

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FPE, August 30, 2007 (view all comments by FPE)
Holy Cow, this book is like modern day baseball haiku. The Scooter's ramblings translate very well to the printed page. Every literate baseball fan should have it, you huckleberry!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780880015332
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Location:
Hopewell, NJ
Editor:
Seely, Hart
Editor:
Peyer, Tom
Author:
Rizzuto, Phil
Author:
Peyer, Tom
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Rizzuto, phil, 1918-
Subject:
General Poetry
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
C2KBR/01-3
Publication Date:
19970421
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 5.44 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Hall of Fame shortstop and Yankees broadcaster extraordinaire, the incomparable Phil Rizutto (1917-2007) waxed poetic on America's favorite pastime from the glorious days of Mantle and Maris well into the reign of Jeter and Rivera. For more than a quarter century the Bard of the Booth captured great moments in baseball—and effortlessly interwove them with essential and often hilarious insights into the human condition.

In loving commemoration and celebration of the life and career of an exceptional Man of Baseball, this new edition of O Holy Cow! includes a new foreword by baseball legend Bobby Murcer, a new poem written by editors Tom Peyer and Hart Seely, and more than sixty additional never-before-published masterworks of short, impromptu verse that capture the unmistakable voice of the unforgettable Rizzuto.

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