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The Best American Sports Writing (Best American Sports Writing)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Mike Lupica, one of the best-known and most widely read sports columnists

in the United States, assembles another extraordinary year of writing on

sports. Offering fresh insight into the sporting world, The Best American Sports Writing 2005 continues the series" tradition as "an ongoing centerpiece for all sports collections" (Booklist).

Contributors include Michael Lewis, Gary Smith, Bill Plaschke, Michael Bamberger, Pat Jordan, Michael Leahy, and others.

Synopsis:

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.

The Best American Sports Writing 2005 includes

Michael Lewis • Gary Smith • Steve Coll • Tom Verducci • Ira Berkow • Bill Plaschke • Linda Robertson • Michael Bamberger • L. Jon Wertheim • Thomas McGuane • John Brant • Pat Jordan • David DiBenedetto • and others

Mike Lupica, guest editor, has been a columnist for the New York Daily News since 1977 and is the best-selling author of numerous books, including, most recently, Travel Team, a number one New York Times bestseller.

Synopsis:

Well established as the premier sports anthology,The Best American Sports Writingbrings togther the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Edited by the award-winning Jane Leavy, author ofSandy CoufaxandThe Lost Boy, the pieces in this volume embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity and excitement.

Synopsis:

Lupica, one of the best-known and most widely read sports columnists in the United States, assembles another extraordinary year of writing on sports. Contributors include Michael Lewis, Gary Smith, Bill Plaschke, Michael Bamberger, Pat Jordan, Michael Leahy, and others.

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.MIKE LUPICA has been a columnist for the New York Daily News since 1977 and is the best-selling author of numerous books, including most recently Travel Team.'

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword xi Introduction by Mike Lupica xvii

Gary Smith. Running for Their Lives 1 from Sports Illustrated

Bill Plaschke. Phat Chants 20 from The Los Angeles Times

Mark Zeigler. Fatal Errors 26 from The San Diego Union-Tribune

Michael Lewis. The Eli Experiment 41 from The New York Times Magazine

Mark Fainaru-Wada. Dreams, Steroids, Death — A Ballplayers Downfall 62 from The San Francisco Chronicle

Pam Belluck. How to Catch Fish in Vermont 74 from The New York Times

Thomas McGuane. Seeing Snook 78 from Sports Illustrated

Ira Berkow. Making Contact 88 from Chicago Magazine

Sean Flynn. The Memorial 97 from Golf Magazine

David Shields. The Wound and the Bow 102 from The Believer

Richard Sandomir. Five-Second Delay Cant Mute Old Voice 116 from The New York Times

Pat Jordan. The Lion in Late, Late Autumn 119 from The New York Times Magazine

David Dibenedetto. The Biggest Fish Story Ever Told 129 from Mens Journal

Andrew Miller. Field of Broken Dreams 140 from The Pitch

John Brant. Duel in the Sun 152 from Runners World

Mark Kram, Jr. A Lethal Catch 169 from The Philadelphia Daily News

Linda Robertson. “A Great Day for Arab Women” 178 from The Miami Herald Steve Coll. Barrage of Bullets Drowned Out Cries of Comrades 181 from The Washington Post

L. Jon Wertheim. Outside Looking In 199 from Sports Illustrated

Wright Thompson. A Man Who Made Good 214 from The Kansas City Star

Travis Haney. More Than Skin Deep 224 from The Anderson Independent-Mail

Michael Hall. The Duke of Dunbar 232 from Texas Monthly

Michael Bamberger. The Pride of Peabody 247 from Sports Illustrated

Chris Jones. The Man in the Ice 264 from Esquire

Kevin Van Valkenburg. Raynas Second Season 273 from The Baltimore Sun

Katy Vine. Alive and Kicking 305 from Texas Monthly

Michael Rosenberg. Why We Must Listen 313 from The Detroit Free Press

Tom Verducci. Sportsmen of the Year 326 from Sports Illustrated

Bill Reynolds. Spectacular — but Sad 343 from The Providence Journal

Biographical Notes 349 Notable Sports Writing of 2004 354 Contents ix

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618470204
Editor:
Stout, Glenn
Editor:
Lupica, Mike
Editor:
Stout, Glenn; Lupica, Mike
Editor:
Stout, Glenn
Editor:
Lupica, Mike
Author:
Stout, Glenn
Author:
Lupica, Mike
Author:
Leavy, Jane
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Sports -- United States.
Subject:
Sports literature - United States
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Sports Writing
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.

The Best American Sports Writing 2005 includes

Michael Lewis • Gary Smith • Steve Coll • Tom Verducci • Ira Berkow • Bill Plaschke • Linda Robertson • Michael Bamberger • L. Jon Wertheim • Thomas McGuane • John Brant • Pat Jordan • David DiBenedetto • and others

Mike Lupica, guest editor, has been a columnist for the New York Daily News since 1977 and is the best-selling author of numerous books, including, most recently, Travel Team, a number one New York Times bestseller.

"Synopsis" by ,
Well established as the premier sports anthology,The Best American Sports Writingbrings togther the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Edited by the award-winning Jane Leavy, author ofSandy CoufaxandThe Lost Boy, the pieces in this volume embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity and excitement.
"Synopsis" by , Lupica, one of the best-known and most widely read sports columnists in the United States, assembles another extraordinary year of writing on sports. Contributors include Michael Lewis, Gary Smith, Bill Plaschke, Michael Bamberger, Pat Jordan, Michael Leahy, and others.
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