Baseball: The Writer's Game

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Brassey's, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 271 pages
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When it was originally published in 1992, Mike Shannon's Baseball: The Writer's Game as hailed as a unique exploration of what it takes to write about the national pastime. Brassey's is proud to present this new edition, expanding upon Shannon's original interviews with baseball's top authors and historians, including Bill James, Roger Kahn, W. P. Kinsella, Robert Creamer, Peter Golenbock, and Lawrence Ritter. Shannon delves into their different backgrounds, writing techniques, personal insights, and the aspects of the game and its history that interest them. Whether with an analyst like Bill James or an ex-player like Jim Brosnan, Shannon lets each explain in his own words the challenge and the joy that come from writing about the game. Baseball fans, whether they want to write about the game them-selves or not, will enjoy the unique observations and advice of baseball's greatest writers.

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As another volume in the growing genre of baseball oral histories, this book places its emphasis on writers. Shannon, editor of Spitball , a literary baseball magazine, interviews 15 of baseball's ... Read full review

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Mike Shannon is the editor of "Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine" and the author of five baseball books, including "Diamond Classics: Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books" and "Baseball: The Writer's Game".

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