The Long Season

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Ivan R. Dee Publisher, Dec 11, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
6 Reviews
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. "The greatest baseball book ever written." Jimmy Cannon."

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

Good insider view of major league baseball in 1959. Jim Brosnan's wit struck Joe Garagiola as subversive, and indication that it is better than the average ballplayer's. Read full review

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User Review  - Dave Wright - Goodreads

Terrific book. It may appear as outdated (it was written in 1961). But it is entertaining. Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Jim Brosnan pitched in the major leagues for the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Chicago White Sox, and was a sports commentator for ABC. His books include Pennant Race and Great Baseball Pitchers. He lives in Morton Grove, Illinois, outside of Chicago.

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