Once more around the park: a baseball reader

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Ballantine Books, Mar 1, 1991 - Games - 351 pages
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Bestselling author and journalist Roger Angell has selected his favorite essays, articles and stories on baseball from the last thirty years to create the definitive volume of his most memorable work. The essays in this volume bring back extraordinary games and innings and performances that Angell has witnessed and written about so well, and give proof of his range and humor and virtuosity. "Roger Angell's ONCE MORE AROUND THE PARK is a baseball book for all seasons. To read it is like watching a game unfold in its own good time over a long afternoon, hoping it will go into extra innings and last until sundown. . . . What puts ONCE MORE AROUND THE PARK on the big-league shelf is, above all, language and, after that, respect for the individuality and awe for the professionalism of its characters. Mr. Angell makes baseball sound like an art form; he demonstrates that writing about it is an art form, too." -- Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

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New Yorker editor and seasoned observer of baseball Angell offers a selection of stylish writing about the game and its people, past and present. Outstanding among the choices from his Season Ticket ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

ROGER ANGELL is a writer and fiction editor with the New Yorker. He lives in New York.
STEVE KETTMANN has covered baseball for the San Francisco Chronicle and other publications. He lives in Berlin.

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