Baseball Between the Lines: Baseball in the Forties and Fifties, as Told by the Men Who Played it

Donald Honig

Anno: 1993
Rilegatura: Paperback
Pagine: 252 p.
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 500 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803272682
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"Yesterday's heroes are today's storytellers in this first-rate book that celebrates the excitement, the drama, the humor, and the sheer joy of big-league baseball."--Larry Ritter, author of The Glory of Their Times. "Honig has a knack for eliciting choice anecdotes from his subjects, and their attitudes and feelings about baseball come through clearly. Baseball between the Lines makes a first-rate contribution to the lore of baseball and fans can't afford to miss it."--Library Journal "Those with a yen for baseball nostalgia will have a field day with this book."--Publishers Weekly. Here is the exciting story of baseball during and after World War II--when clubs still traveled by train, when night games and artificial lighting began to replace hot afternoons at the ball park, when the major leagues finally took on the talent that had been restricted to the Negro leagues, and when baseball started to become big business. In this companion volume to Baseball When the Grass Was Real, also available as a Bison Book, Donald Honig collects the reminiscences of nineteen players, including Robin Roberts, Raph Kiner, and Enos Slaughter, who lay their careers on the line and also talk about the likes of Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams.