The Best of Baseball Digest: The Greatest Players, the Greatest Games, the Greatest Writers from Baseball's Most Exciting Years

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John Kuenster
I.R. Dee, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 453 pages
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Here's a baseball feast of some 116 articles drawn from the most popular baseball magazine of them all, from the 1940s to the present stories from the leading baseball writers about the greatest players and the greatest games from baseball's most exciting years. The book is illustrated with more than 80 photographs, many of them rarely seen. Readers can relive Willie Mays's great World Series catch; Roger Maris's 61st home run; Bob Feller's Opening Day no-hitter; Reggie Jackson's three homers on three swings in the 1977 World Series; Kirk Gibson's gimpy-leg, game-winning home run in the 1988 Series and many, many more. They're all related by the best baseball writers the game has known: Red Smith, Heywood Broun, Arthur Daley, John P. Carmichael, Roger Kahn, James T. Farrell, Jimmy Cannon, Leonard Koppett, Tom Meany, Jim Murray, Ira Berkow, George Vass, Milt Richman, Murray Chass, Melvin Durslag, Tom Boswell, Bob Verdi, Mike Royko, Bob Broeg, John Steadman, Furman Bisher, and many others. For a baseball treat that will please any fan and can keep the Hot Stove League stoked throughout the winter, The Best of Baseball Digest is the sure ticket."

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John Kuenster is the longtime editor of Baseball Digest. He has also written Heartbreakers: Baseball's Most Agonizing Defeats and, with David Cowan, To Sleep with the Angels: The Story of a Fire. He lives in Evergreen Park, Illinois, outside of Chicago.

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