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Author:  George F. Will
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0684853744
ISBN-13: 9780684853741
Sku: 30442342
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  368
Baseball is explored with skill, humor, and devotion by a literary great in this compendium which includes a moving eulogy for Curt Flood and no-holds-barred portraits of Ted Williams, Pete Rose, and Billy Martin. 90 photos.
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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.

A collection of George Will's incisive essays on baseball, some from his newspaper columns, others never before published, including "Baseball: Who Needs It?".
Author Bio
George F. Will
The son of an American professor, George Will grew up in Illinois but was educated in England at Oxford before attending Princeton, where he got his Ph.D. in 1967. He was a college professor and congressional aide before landing a job as the Washington editor of the National Review in 1972. Since then he has had an auspicious career in print and broadcast journalism where his opinions have appeared regularly in Newsweek, the Washington Post, and on the ABC network. Whether he has taken a conservative position or one that is somewhat more independent and skeptical, Will has always provided commentary of high literary merit. His many collections of pieces, and his books on larger themes--including on the sport of baseball--have been highly praised and have sold well, and Will was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1977.


Wall Street Journal
"There are some gems here, especially Mr. Will's iconoclastic defense of the designated hitter rule." - Richard J. Tofel 05/08/1998

San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"...You cannot fail to be entertained by the joy and charm [George F. Will] finds in the game" 05/17/1998

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0368
Product attributePublisher:   Free Press
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