The Seventh Game

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 24, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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The amazing stories behind the 35 seventh games of baseball's World Series

The World Series has gone to a thrilling "game seven" only 35 times, and each one comes alive in The Seventh Game, a rich collection of compelling stories and statistics, offering a unique perspective of baseball at its greatest, when there is truly no tomorrow for either side.

From the 1909 marquee match-up of Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner, to the thrilling confrontation of Pete Alexander and Tony Lazzeri with the bases loaded in 1926, to Bill Mazeroski's improbable walk-off home run to beat the Yankees in 1960, all the way to 2002's "Giant disappointment" between the inspired Angels and the hard-luck Giants, each game is brought to light as Levenson provides:

  • In-depth analyses of the teams--their hitting, pitching, and defensive strategies
  • A quiz to challenge readers' seventh-game knowledge
  • Box scores of every game, filled with baseball facts
  • A controversial ranking of the games from best to worst
  • Full-color photos of rare ticket stubs from all 35 games
  • And much more

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The Seventh Game : The 35 World Series That Have Gone the Distance

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How quickly heroes and goats are made when all the marbles are at stake: as much as baseball has changed, the seventh game of the World Series remains what it's all about. Levenson, a die- hard Red ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Barry Levenson is a Massachusetts native who grew up living and dying for the Red Sox. A former assistant attorney general for the state of Wisconsin, he is the founder and curator of the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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