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In this New York Times bestseller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author George F. Will returns to baseball with more than seventy finely honed pieces about the sometimes recondite, sometimes frustrating, yet always passionately felt national pastime. Here are Will's eulogy for the late Curt Flood ("Dred Scott in Spikes"), Will on Ted Williams ("When Ted Williams retired in 1960, a sportswriter said that Boston knew how Britain felt when it lost India. Indeed, Britain felt diminished, but also a bit relieved"), and Will on his own baseball career ("I was a very late draft choice of the Mittendorf Funeral Home Panthers. Our color was black"). Here are subjects ranging from the author's 1977 purchase of a single share of stock in the Chicago Cubs to the memorable 1998 season, which is discussed in an all-new essay. For fans of Men at Work and Will's other baseball writings, this book is as pleasurable as a well-executed bunt.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780684853741
ISBN-10: 0684853744
Format: Paperback
(214mm x 139mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - George F. Will

George F. Will is a syndicated columnist whose writings appear in more than 480 papers nationally. He writes a biweekly column for Newsweek and appears each Sunday on ABC's This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize, he lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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