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Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time

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There have been many anthologies devoted to our national pastime’s greatest players, but here, at last, is one dedicated to those, for reasons far more personal than stats-based, we call our favorites. In Top of the Order twenty-five of today’s premier sports journalists, cultural critics, novelists, and humorists (as well as a couple of former major leaguers) deliver memorable, never-before-published odes to their favorite players, past or present. By turns uplifting, woeful, and hilarious, these essays define what it means to be beset by that strange, incurable condition known as baseball fandom.

Featuring original essays by:

Roger Kahn on Jackie Robinson, Buzz Bissinger on Albert Pujols, Jonathan Eig on Lou Gehrig, Neal Pollack on Greg Maddux, Laura Lippman on Brooks Robinson, Jeff Pearlman on Garry Templeton, Jim Bouton on Steve Dembowski, Pat Jordan on Tom Seaver, Michael Ian Black on Mookie Wilson, Matt Taibbi on Jim Rice, Steve Almond on Rickey Henderson, and many more.

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Todays top sports journalists, cultural critics, novelists, and humorists deliver memorable, never-before-published odes to their favorite baseball players

Synopsis:

There have been plenty of collections devoted to our national pastime's greatest players, but here, finally, is an amazing array of original writing dedicated to those whom, for reasons far more personal than stats-based, we call our favorites. The result is an assortment of reflections--by turns uplifting, woeful, and hilarious--on the love of the game and what it means to be beset by the strange, incurable condition known as baseball fandom.

Featuring: Roger Kahn on Jackie Robinson, Buzz Bissinger on Albert Pujols, Jonathan Eig on Lou Gehrig, Neal Pollack on Greg Maddux, Laura Lippman on Brooks Robinson, Jeff Pearlman on Garry Templeton, Carrie Rickey on Crash Davis, Jim Bouton on Steve Dembowski, Pat Jordan on Tom Seaver, Steve Almond on Rickey Henderson, and many more.

About the Author

Sean Manning is the editor of the nonfiction anthologies The Show Ill Never Forget and Rock and Roll Cage Match. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306818554
Subtitle:
25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Foreword by:
Kinsella, W. P.
Foreword:
Kinsella, W. P.
Editor:
Manning, Sean
Author:
Manning, Sean
Author:
Kinsella, W. P.
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100406
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10 oz

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Todays top sports journalists, cultural critics, novelists, and humorists deliver memorable, never-before-published odes to their favorite baseball players
"Synopsis" by , There have been plenty of collections devoted to our national pastime's greatest players, but here, finally, is an amazing array of original writing dedicated to those whom, for reasons far more personal than stats-based, we call our favorites. The result is an assortment of reflections--by turns uplifting, woeful, and hilarious--on the love of the game and what it means to be beset by the strange, incurable condition known as baseball fandom.

Featuring: Roger Kahn on Jackie Robinson, Buzz Bissinger on Albert Pujols, Jonathan Eig on Lou Gehrig, Neal Pollack on Greg Maddux, Laura Lippman on Brooks Robinson, Jeff Pearlman on Garry Templeton, Carrie Rickey on Crash Davis, Jim Bouton on Steve Dembowski, Pat Jordan on Tom Seaver, Steve Almond on Rickey Henderson, and many more.

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