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A Great and Glorious Game: Baseball Writings of A. Bartlett Giamatti

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With a foreword by David Halberstam. He spoke out against player trading. He banned Pete Rose from baseball for gambling. He even asked sports fans to clean up their acts. Bart Giamatti was baseball's Renaissance man and its commissioner. In A GREAT AND GLORIOUS GAME, a collection of spirited, incisive essays, Giamatti reflects on the meaning of the game. Baseball, for him, was a metaphor for life. He artfully argues that baseball is much more than an American "pastime." "Baseball is about going home," he wrote, "and how hard it is to get there and how driven is our need." And in his powerful 1989 decision to ban Pete Rose from baseball, Giamatti states that no individual is superior to the game itself, just as no individual is superior to our democracy. A GREAT AND GLORIOUS GAME is a thoughtful meditation on baseball, character, and values by one of the most eloquent men in the world of sport.

Synopsis:

From his musings on the psychology of the game to his opinions on strikes, trades, and cheating, this collection of spirited, incisive essays by the late Bart Giamatti--former president of the National League and Commissioner of Baseball--offers a thoughtful meditation on baseball, character, and values.

About the Author

Kenneth S. Robson, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut, a clinical professor at Yale University, his alma mater, and a practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565121928
Subtitle:
Baseball Writings of A. Bartlett Giamatti
Editor:
Robson, Kenneth
Foreword:
Halberstam, David
Editor:
Robson, Kenneth
Author:
Halberstam, David
Author:
Giamatti, A. Bartlett
Author:
Robson, Kenneth S.
Foreword:
Halberstam, David
Author:
Halberstam, David
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
National league of professional baseball club
Subject:
Baseball commissioners -- United States -- Biography.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19980104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
7.30x5.20x.72 in. .48 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From his musings on the psychology of the game to his opinions on strikes, trades, and cheating, this collection of spirited, incisive essays by the late Bart Giamatti--former president of the National League and Commissioner of Baseball--offers a thoughtful meditation on baseball, character, and values.
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