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Roger Angell baseball collection, Roger Angell, (ebook)

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Roger Angell baseball collection
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Roger Angell baseball collection
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Roger Angell
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eng
Summary
A captivating collection of three nonfiction baseball books by acclaimed writer Roger Angell: The Summer Game, Five Seasons, and Season Ticket The Summer Game, originally published in 1972, is a stunning collection of Angell's essays on the major leagues, covering a span of ten seasons. Angell brilliantly captures the nation's most beloved sport through the 1960s, spanning both the winning teams and the "horrendous losers," and including famed players Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Willie Mays, and more. With the panache of a seasoned sportswriter and the energy of an avid baseball fan, Angell's sports journalism is an insightful and compelling look at the great American pastime. In Five Seasons, New Yorker sportswriter Roger Angell calls 1972 to 1976 "the most important half-decade in the history of the game." The early to mid-1970s brought unprecedented changes to America's ancient pastime: astounding performances by Nolan Ryan and Hank Aaron; the intensity of the "best-ever" 1975 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox; the changes growing from bitter and extended labor strikes and lockouts; and the vast new influence of network television on the game. Angell, always a fan as well as a writer, casts a knowing but noncynical eye on these events, offering a fresh perspective to baseball's continuing appeal during this brilliant and transformative era. And in Season Ticket, Roger Angell once again journeys through five seasons of America's national pastime-chronicling the larger-than-life narratives and on-field intricacies of baseball from 1982 to 1987. Angell's collected New Yorker essays, written in his unique voice as a fan and baseball aficionado, cover the development of the game both on the diamond and off. While diving into subjects such as Sparky Anderson's '84 Detroit Tigers, the legendary 1986 World Series and the Curse of the Bambino, and the increasingly pervasive issue of player drug use, Angell reveals the craft and technique of the game, and the unforgettable stories of those who played it
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Midwest
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Angell, Roger
Dewey number
796.357
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Baseball
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adult
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Roger Angell baseball collection, Roger Angell, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781480465619
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11560384
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remote
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11560384
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MWT11560384
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Roger Angell baseball collection, Roger Angell, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480465619
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11560384
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11560384
System control number
MWT11560384
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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