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The Best American Sports Writing 2003 (Best American Sports Writing)

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Publisher Comments:

Gathering together the very best writing on all sorts of athletic endeavors, matters of sportsmanship, and plain old fandom, "The Best American Sports Writing" has earned critical acclaim and a devoted following.

Synopsis:

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

Buzz Bissinger selects the very best writing on a vast variety of competitive endeavors, from baseball to weightlifting, skating to demolition derby. Herein today's foremost journalists — among them Gary Smith, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill Plaschke, and Rebecca Mead — throw revealing light on a pantheon of stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Bobby Fischer, Mike Tyson, the San Diego Chicken, and more.

About the Author

Glenn Stout has been the series editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception and has written three illustrated biographies with Richard A. Johnson: Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words and Pictures, Joe DiMaggio: An Illustrated Life, and Jackie Robinson: Between the Baselines. He is a columnist for Boston Baseball, and the acclaimed author of Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, and The Dodgers. His work has appeared in many regional and national magazines and newspapers.Buzz Bissinger is the author of Friday Night Lights and A Prayer for the City. Formerly a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia Inquirer, he has won the Pulitzer Prize and the Livingston Award, among other honors. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and lives in Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword ix Introduction by Buzz Bissinger xiv

Elizabeth Gilbert. Lucky Jim 1 from GQ

Bill Plaschke. Fowled Away 18 from The Los Angeles Times

Gary Smith. The Ball 28 from Sports Illustrated

David Grann. Baseball Without Metaphor 50 from The New York Times Magazine

S. L. Price. The Lone Wolf 69 from Sports Illustrated

Rene Chun. Bobby Fischers Pathetic Endgame 87 from The Atlantic Monthly

Alexander Wolff with Don Yaeger. When the Terror Began 111 from Sports Illustrated

Juliet Macur. Power Pact 133 from The Dallas Morning News

Bill Donahue. End of the Run 144 from Outside

Bill Plaschke. Veteran Finds Greens Peace 155 from The Los Angeles Times

Josh Sens. Good Karma, Bad Golf 162 from Golf Digest

Elizabeth Kaye. Servant of the Cause 166 from Los Angeles

Rebecca Mead. A Man-Child in Lotusland 184 from The New Yorker

James McKean. Playing for Jud 204 from Witness

Ron C. Judd. Race a Memorable First for Seventeenth Man 217 from The Seattle Times

Susy Buchanan. Appetite for Destruction 222 from Phoenix New Times

Stephen J. Dubner. Life Is a Contact Sport 235 from The New York Times Magazine

Peter Richmond. Rulon Gardner Wants a Third Helping 247 from GQ

Michael Leahy. Gambling Man 258 from The Washington Post

Mark Kram Jr. “I Want to Kill Him” 274 from The Philadelphia Daily News

Bruce Feldman. Out of Control 282 from ESPN: The Magazine

Michael Agovino. My Dad, the Bookie 293 from GQ

Ted Levin. The Birds at Oriole Park 302 from Washingtonian

Terry Pluto. His Role on Team Is Beyond Words 308 from The Akron Beacon Journal

Beth Kephart. Of Sound and Ice 315 from The Washington Post Book World

Biographical Notes 321 Notable Sports Writing of 2002 325

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618251322
Editor:
Stout, Glenn
Editor:
Bissinger, Buzz
Editor:
Bissinger, Buzz; Stout, Glenn
Editor:
Stout, Glenn
Editor:
Bissinger, Buzz
Author:
Stout, Glenn
Author:
Bissinger, Buzz
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Sports literature.
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Sports -- United States.
Subject:
Sports literature - United States
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2003
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Sports Writing
Series Volume:
TA2150-3
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.22x5.52x.94 in. .90 lbs.

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Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

Buzz Bissinger selects the very best writing on a vast variety of competitive endeavors, from baseball to weightlifting, skating to demolition derby. Herein today's foremost journalists — among them Gary Smith, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill Plaschke, and Rebecca Mead — throw revealing light on a pantheon of stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Bobby Fischer, Mike Tyson, the San Diego Chicken, and more.

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