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Home Run (Harvest Original)

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In this book, George Plimpton, famed sports amateur and chronicler of the game of baseball, presents a collection of the best writing ever, fiction and nonfiction, about home runs. Within America's favorite pastime, home runs have become the focus of millions of watchers of the game. In fact, the game itself has almost taken a back seat to the fan's obsession with who hits how many home runs per game, per team, per season! Filled with inspiring, memorable stories from some of the finest writers on baseball, including John Updike and Garrison Keillor, Home Run allows the reader to experience these historical moments through the eyes of various lovers of the game.

Review:

"A winning anthology devoted to that most satisfying of moments – smacking a baseball out of the park....The home run as nirvana: a pleasant thought that echoes throughout these pages, which, all in all, are a real treat for baseball fans." – Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Plimpton, famed sports amateur and chronicler of the game of baseball, presents an all-star collection of the best fiction and nonfiction writing about the sport's most exciting moment: the home run.

Synopsis:

An all-star collection of the best fiction and nonfiction writing about baseball's most exciting moment

The game of baseball is full of moments of greatness. But no moment during a game elicits the roar of the crowd as does the hitting of a home run. And, as witnessed during the past few seasons, home-run fever has swept the fans and the players. Now George Plimpton, famed sports amateur and chronicler of the game of baseball-among many other sports-collects the best writing about the moment a home run is hit. From a memoir of Ted Williams's 1946 All-Star game homer to a fictional visit Babe Ruth made to Lake Wobegon, from Mark McGwire's 69th and 70th home runs to Hank Aaron's pursuit of the Babe's record to Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World," we see the effects on the athletes and the fans of that ineffable moment when wood hits leather and the ball sails out over the stands.

This delightful and absorbing collection is the most complete, most authoritative, and most compelling assemblage of home-run writing ever put together.

Includes glorious prose by John Updike, Don DeLillo, Roger Angell, Paul Gallico, Grantland Rice, Red Smith, Robert Creamer, Garrison Keillor, Donald Hall, Rick Reilly, and Rick Telander, among others.

About the Author

George Plimpton is the author of many books including Paper Lion. Founder and editor of the Paris Review, he is New York City's Honorary Commissioner of Fireworks.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

A HOME-RUN CHRONOLOGY by George Plimpton

THAT MAN FROM MUDVILLE by Grantland Rice

From THE NATURAL by Bernard Malamud

JOSH by Robert Peterson

HIS MAJESTY THE KING by Paul Gallico

KALEIDOSCOPE: PERSONALITY OF THE BABE by Robert W. Creamer

THE BABE by Garrison Keillor

DREAM OF A BASEBALL STAR by Gregory Corso

HUB FANS BID KID ADIEU by John Updike

MIRACLE OF COOGAN'S BLUFF by Red Smith

PAFKO AT THE WALL by Don DeLillo

THE RECORD ALMOST BROKE HIM by Rick Telander

A MATTER OF RECORD by George Plimpton

A ZEN WAY OF BASEBALL by Sadaharu Oh

REGGIE JACKSON'S THREE HOMERS by Red Smith

HOMERIC TALES by Roger Angell

A PRETTY GOOD DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RESEARCH SCIENTIST by Daniel Paisner

HOT TO TROT WITH NO PLACE TO GO by Rick Reilly

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

CONTRIBUTORS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156011549
Editor:
Plimpton, George
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Editor:
Plimpton, George
Author:
Plimpton, George
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Home runs (Baseball)
Subject:
Baseball stories, American
Subject:
Home runs
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Original
Series Volume:
106-601
Publication Date:
20010601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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Product details 288 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156011549 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A winning anthology devoted to that most satisfying of moments – smacking a baseball out of the park....The home run as nirvana: a pleasant thought that echoes throughout these pages, which, all in all, are a real treat for baseball fans." –
"Synopsis" by , Plimpton, famed sports amateur and chronicler of the game of baseball, presents an all-star collection of the best fiction and nonfiction writing about the sport's most exciting moment: the home run.
"Synopsis" by ,
An all-star collection of the best fiction and nonfiction writing about baseball's most exciting moment

The game of baseball is full of moments of greatness. But no moment during a game elicits the roar of the crowd as does the hitting of a home run. And, as witnessed during the past few seasons, home-run fever has swept the fans and the players. Now George Plimpton, famed sports amateur and chronicler of the game of baseball-among many other sports-collects the best writing about the moment a home run is hit. From a memoir of Ted Williams's 1946 All-Star game homer to a fictional visit Babe Ruth made to Lake Wobegon, from Mark McGwire's 69th and 70th home runs to Hank Aaron's pursuit of the Babe's record to Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World," we see the effects on the athletes and the fans of that ineffable moment when wood hits leather and the ball sails out over the stands.

This delightful and absorbing collection is the most complete, most authoritative, and most compelling assemblage of home-run writing ever put together.

Includes glorious prose by John Updike, Don DeLillo, Roger Angell, Paul Gallico, Grantland Rice, Red Smith, Robert Creamer, Garrison Keillor, Donald Hall, Rick Reilly, and Rick Telander, among others.

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