The long season

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Harper, 1960 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
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The classic inside account of a baseball year by a major league pitcher. It begins, appropriately, with the winter doldrums and sweating out a new contract, then follows the author and his family to spring training in Florida and through the full season's schedule to October. One of the best baseball books ever written. It is probably one of the best American diaries as well. --New York Times Book Review

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Pitcher Jim Brosnan, Throwing a Perfect Game (
Jim Brosnan played for the Cubs, the Cardinals and the Reds. His book "The Long Season" influenced later writers. (1962 Photo) ... wp-dyn/ articles/ A56411-2004Apr6.html

Jim Brosnan Induction, July 2007
Their titles, as I hope you know, are The Long Season and Pennant Race. ... It was, however, The Long Season, a chronicle of the 1959 campaign, ... BrosnanInduction2007.htm MLB - Brosnan was the pioneer of sports autobiographies
When "The Long Season" came out in 1960, a young pitcher named Jim Bouton was ... "I really enjoyed it tremendously," Bouton told me of "The Long Season" ... mlb/ columns/ schwarz_alan/ 1489415.html

The Top 100 Sports Books: If You Read Them, They Will Come - 12/13 ...
But thinking of Bouton, I had to search to #19 to find The Long Season by former major league pitcher Jim Brosnan. I can just hear the Starbucks crowd now. ... article/ CA265994.html

Jim Brosnan Bibliography |
The Long Season by Brosnan, Jim. Hardbound Book (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960) -- 273 pages ..... Notes: Excerpt from "The Long Season" (1960) ... baseballlibrary/ sabr/ tbi/ B/ Brosnan_Jim.tbi.stm

socal Sports Observed: An interview with Jim Brosnan
LAO: Had you written about baseball before you wrote The Long Season? JB: For Sports Illustrated. When I was with the Cubs, I was also working for the man ... sports/ 2007/ 07/ an_interview_with_jim_brosnan.php

Baseball Library - The Baseball Archive
The Long Season (1960). Talk about pioneers! As far ahead of his time as Galileo. .... Ty Cobb - Charles Alexander; Ball Four - Jim Bouton; The Long Season ... bb-data/ bbd-bib.html

The New York Times: Book Review Search Article
The author of "The Long Season" and "Pennant Race," Mr. Brosnan pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. ... books/ 97/ 06/ 08/ nnp/ 26049.html

Floyd Skloot - Cover Stories - Prairie Schooner 80:4
The book that revealed this to me was a baseball memoir, The Long Season, ... The Long Season was the first book I'd ever read that was a true story told by ... journals/ prairie_schooner/ v080/ 80.4skloot.html

Journal of Sport & Social Issues
(1960) classic firsthand account, The Long Season—the first book to reveal the inner ... son had become just like the long season, Falkner persuaded us. ... cgi/ reprint/ 32/ 2/ 230.pdf

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