The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919

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Stanford University Press, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 631 pages
24 short stories, including the classic You Know Me Al collection, appear together in this annotated and copiously illustrated edition. Most of the stories describe real teams, real players, and real situations, and the annotation identifies the many references to the real world of early major league baseball that Lardner covered as a reporter. Includes 111 illustrations of ball players, teams, ball parks, newspaper items, and other memorabilia of one of the most fascinating and eventful eras in baseball history.

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First-rate compendium of baseball fiction by Ring Lardner, often featuring fictional players among real ones on real teams: an annotated edition, ten years in the making, that deserves high praise for ... Read full review

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Hilton (Eastland: Legend of the Titanic, Stanford Univ. Pr., 1994), a baseball fan since 1936, has assembled an annotated edition of Lardner's fine baseball stories. Lardner, a sportswriter who turned ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

George W. Hilton is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been a baseball fan since 1936 when his father took him to his first game at Comiskey Park.

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