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Game Six Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: the Triumph of America's Pastime (Hardcover)

Author:  Mark Frost
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1401323103
ISBN-13: 9781401323103
Sku: 211164516
Publish Date: 9/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  406
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Frost recreates what many consider to be the most exciting baseball game ever played--the match-up between the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds in the 1975 World Series.
From the Publisher:
Drawing on interviews with nearly all the players involved--as well as fans, sportscasters, and historians--a riveting account recreates what many consider to be the most exciting baseball game ever played, an extra-innings classic that featured such players as Pete Rose and Carl Yastrzemski. From the best-selling author of The Match. 150,000 first printing.Drawing on interviews with nearly all the players involved--as well as fans, sportscasters, and historians--a riveting account recreates what many consider to be the most exciting baseball game ever played, an extra-innings classic that featured such players as Pete Rose and Carl Yastrzemski. From the best-selling author of The Match. 150,000 first printing.
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The highlight of Carlton Fisk bouncing down the baseline and waving his arms as he watches his game-winning home run in the sixth game of the 1975 World Series has become one of the most iconic images in sports history. But, as bestselling sports writer Mark Frost reminds us, Fisk's 12th-inning blast was preceded by Bernie Carbo's game-tying pinch-hit home run with two outs and two strikes in the eighth inning, George Foster's cannon throw from left to gun down Denny Doyle at the plate in the bottom of the ninth, Dwight Evans's leaping snare of Joe Morgan's tenth-inning drive, and a host of other heroic plays and performances in one of the most exhilarating and important baseball games of all time. Frost provides a compelling narration of the game from every angle, from the batboys to the broadcasters, as well as firsthand accounts of the action from superstars such as Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Bench, and Luis Tiant, as well as unsung heroes like Carbo, Rick Wise and César Gerónimo. Frost supplements his scintillating play-by-play breakdown with an analysis of the lasting significance of the 1975 season, which marked the end of an era for baseball, as the fabric of the game would be irrevocably altered during the offseason by the sea change of free agency.

Praise

"Frost moves dexterously back in forth in time, providing context not only about the individual players but also about the two teams and the historical moment in which the game was played....For anyone who knows baseball, Frost turns a single remembered moment (Fisk's homer) into a living tapestry of why the game holds our imaginations across generations." (starred review) - Bill Ott 09/01/2009

"[G]ripping....In GAME SIX, Frost never takes his eye off the ballgame, embellishing it with illuminating insider details...." - Harvey Araton 10/04/2009

"Frost takes full advantage of the luxury of assembling an entire book about one game, and being permitted to devote more than 400 pages to the task. Each at-bat is developed into a story of its own, offering both contextual history and drama. The book never seems to bog down in details, though." - Bill Nowlin 11/02/2009

"Frost...has you on the edge of your seat helping Boston catcher Carlton Fisk wave his 12th inning game-winning home run away from foul territory. Like all great books about great World Series, GAME SIX sums up everything that came before it and points toward everything that came after..." - Allen Barra 11/1/2009

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0406
Product attributePublisher:   Hyperion Books
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