Synopses & Reviews
From the subway ride to the ballpark, through batting practice and warm-ups, to the game-winning home run, A Day in the Bleachers describes inning by inning the strategies, heroics, and ineluctable rhythms of the opening game of the 1954 World Series. Here are the spectacular exploits of the Indians and Giants, and of a young player named Willie Mays, who made the most-talked-about catch in baseball history.
"The best of all the baseball books written from the point of view of the man in the stands." Roger Kahn, from the Introduction
"A jewel of a book...A classic." The Sporting News
"A classic...A gem." Minneapolis Star Tribune
New in paperback. A thrilling you-are-there account of the 1954 World Series - published on the 50th anniversary - between the New York Giants and Cleveland Indians that forever immortalized Willie Mays for 'The Catch'.
The 50th Anniversary of "The Catch"
About the Author
Arnold Hano is the author of several books on sports and sports figures. Though he remains a New York Giants fan, he now lives in California.