Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Legends: The Truth, the Lies, and Everything Else
The latest and greatest in ESPN.com baseball guru Rob Neyer's
Big Book series, Legends is a highly entertaining guide to baseball fables that
have been handed down through generations.
The well-told baseball story has long been a staple for baseball fans. In Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Legends, Neyer breathes new life into both classic and obscure stories throughout twentieth-century baseball -- stories that, while engaging on their own, also tell us fascinating things about their main characters and about the sport's incredibly rich history. With his signature style, Rob gets to the heart of every anecdote, working through the particulars with careful research drawn from a variety of primary sources. For each story, he asks: Did this really happen? Did it happen, sort of? Or was the story simply the wild invention of someone's imagination? Among the scores of legends Neyer questions and investigates...
Rob checks each story, separates the truths from the myths, and places their fascinating characters into the larger historical context. Filled with insider lore and Neyer's sharp wit and insights, this is an exciting addition to a superb series and an essential read for true fans of our national pastime.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bensdad00 - LibraryThing
A critical examination of baseball legend, folklore, and oral history. Interesting for student of both baseball and history for the methodology, the analysis, and the interpretation of stories about Ruth, Gehrig, Dean, Wagner and others. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StormRaven - LibraryThing
Baseball history is full of stories. The baseball yarn, usually told by an aging ex-player that begins with some variation of "there I was . . .", is a familiar and time-honored event. Every baseball ... Read full review
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Limited preview - 2008