The Long Season

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

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User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

Brosnan's diary of his '59 season with the Cards and then the Reds is breezy, candid, conversational. Players like Musial and Aaron and Torre, among many others, breeze in and out, but the most ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt Moran - Goodreads

"Catchers, of course have underdeveloped brains or they would never have chosen that particular job, but X-rays of their heads would probably be useless. Masochists are what they are. A man must love ... 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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