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Publisher Comments:

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford pulls together the finest sports writing of the past year, featuring contributions by such celebrated writers as David Remnick and David Halberstam.

Synopsis:

Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing embraces the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement. This year's illustrious contributors join the ranks of such celebrated writers as George Plimpton, David Remnick, and David Halberstam. Their exceptional talent and experience continue the series' tradition of excellence, which prompted the Boston Globe to hail it as a "venerable institution".

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.

Table of Contents

The Best American Sports Writing Contents

Contents

Foreword by Glenn Stout vii

Introduction by Richard Ford xiii

Shirley Povich. Recent Baseball Feats Require Footnotes 1

from The Washington Post

Guy Lawson. Hockey Nights 5

from Harper's Magazine

G. Endgame 29

from The New Yorker

Jonathan Miles. Big, Ugly Green Fish 39

from Sports Afield

Melissa King. It's All in the Game 43

from Chicago Reader

David Halberstam. Jordan's Moment 57

from The New Yorker

Thomas Boswell. For Timeless Player, It Was Time 69

from The Washington Post

John Hildebrand. Coming Home 73

from Harper's Magazine

John Mcphee. Catch-and-Dissect 89

from The New Yorker

Randall Patterson. The Trophy Son 109

from The Houston Press

Steve Friedman. Kingpin 124

from GQ

David Remnick. American Hunger 139

from The New Yorker

J. D. Dolan. Pool: A Love Story 164

from Esquire

Allen Abel. When Hell Froze Over 177

from Sports Illustrated

Dan Wetzel. Not Your Ordinary Bear 192

from Basketball Times

Simon Winchester. Sheep of Fools 217

from GQ

David Mamet. The Deer Hunter 227

from Sports Afield

Biographical Notes 237

Notable Sports Writing of 1998 241

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395930564
Editor:
Ford, Richard
Foreword:
Stout, Glenn
Foreword by:
Stout, Glenn
Foreword:
Stout, Glenn
Editor:
Stout, Glenn; Ford, Richard
Editor:
Ford, Richard
Author:
Stout, Glenn
Author:
Ford, Richard
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Periodicals
Subject:
Sports stories
Subject:
Sports journalism
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
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.53x5.47x.65 in. .75 lbs.

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Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing embraces the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement. This year's illustrious contributors join the ranks of such celebrated writers as George Plimpton, David Remnick, and David Halberstam. Their exceptional talent and experience continue the series' tradition of excellence, which prompted the Boston Globe to hail it as a "venerable institution".
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