The long season
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
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Gabe Paul. Who's he?" Gabe Paul, the general manager of the Reds, wished me
well, welcomed me aboard, and demanded to know why I wasn't in Chicago for
the two o'clock game with the Cubs. His assurances that he was happy to have ...
They never shoulda got rid of Jimmie Dykes. You know? I been watching this
Gabe Paul. He's always hirin' managers who got fired someplace else.
Hutchinson. He gets fired at Detroit. Then he gets fired at St. Louis. So Gabe Paul
Gabe Paul recalled Bobby Henrich, a shortstop, from Savannah, Georgia, and
Henrich reported in time to warm up pitchers in the bullpen during the Milwaukee
series. "Why in hell didn't Gabe bring up a pitcher, Cot?" I asked. "He didn't ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - davelibn - LibraryThing
The first book that takes the reader into the locker room. First book to be irreverent and down-to-earth. Groundbreaking book. Can even read it now and enjoy it.. Read full review
Long SeasonUser Review - mightymac - Overstock.com
Book was given to my teenage grandson who said the he enjoyed it. I had read it about 20 years ago. It is the story of professional major league baseball players during the time off the field Read full review
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The Long Season: The Classic Inside Account of a Baseball Year, 1959
Limited preview - 2016