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3 edition of Baseball in the Prose found in the catalog.

Baseball in the Prose

by Bill Steckis

  • 353 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Bill Steckis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poetry,
  • Sports,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9428181M
    ISBN 100967311659
    ISBN 109780967311654

    Tom Clark combined diverse roles of poet, biographer, novelist, dramatist, reviewer, and sportswriter during his writing career. In addition to dozens of books of poetry, a play, two novels, two story collections, and numerous biographies of literary figures, Clark’s works included a book co-written with star baseball pitcher Mark Fidrych, poems about such sports legends as Catfish Hunter. Buy a cheap copy of When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The book by Bernard A. Weisberger. In the baseball world saw something that had never been done. Two teams from the same city squared off against each other in a World Series that pitted the Free shipping over $Cited by: 2.

    Praise. Praise for Baseball as a Road to God “In the church of baseball, John Sexton is one of the preeminent theologians.” —Bill Moyers in an interview with John Sexton on Bill Moyers Journal “This book takes the reader on a remarkable spiritual journey, using the secular sport of baseball to explore subjects ordinarily associated with religion—prayers, altars, sacred space, faith. Baseball's Golden Age comes alive through the voices of men who were there. Selected from the original tapes on which Lawrence S. Ritter based his classic book of baseball history, The Glory of Their Times is a collection of wonderful tales that paint a vivid and evocative picture of a lively young America and the giants who starred on her ballfields, legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus.

    The Wax Pack: On the open road in search of baseball's afterlife is the true story of tracking down all the players in a single pack of Topps on a 11,mile road trip across the started out as a fit of nostalgia became something much bigger than baseball: A meditation on the loss of innocence, what it means to grow up, and the surprising gift accessible to us all: Impermanence. Free Baseball is a children's novel by Sue Corbett, first published in Plot summary. Felix is a Cuban boy who came to the USA with his mother when he was three years old. He has a passion for baseball and wins two tickets to a minor league baseball game via a radio competition. Corbett had the idea for the book after an incident at a.


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Baseball in the prose is written by Bill Steckis, a man who has covered the game of baseball for twelve years and has played the game for over twenty years. He still plays at the semi-por level in Little Rock, Arkansas. This book sentimentalizes the game by paying tribute to the game's greats like Jackie Robinson, Hand Aaron, Ted Williams 1/5(1).

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The Summer Game by Roger Angell (Bison Books): The author is a stepson of Hall-of-Fame essayist E.B. White, and his smooth-as-silk prose style and ability to get players reveal “inside baseball” insights and explain why the game is part of the American mind set a new standard for baseball writing.

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Nemens’ prose captures the hope and desperation of Spring Training with such clarity and expertise that you’d think she’s a hardened veteran of the game. Baseball Poetry & Baseball Songs Poems About Baseball & Songs About Baseball. Many great men and women have written entire books about every aspect of the game; however, other than "Casey at the Bat," few know about some of the other great poems that have appeared honoring our national pastime.

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