Play Ball: The Life and Troubled Times of Major League Baseball

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 14, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 425 pages
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An inside look at the world of major league baseball draws on interviews with the players, umpires, managers and coaches, owners, and others to discuss behind-the-scenes intrigues, financial manipulations, controversies, and personalities.


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The author of the best-selling account A Season on the Brink ( LJ 11/1/86) now offers a baseball odyssey from the rites of spring training to the World Series. As Feinstein writes, "baseball is a big ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
OCTOBER 25 1992 1235 AM
PART IHOPESPRINGSETERNAL
1IN CHICAGO ITSTWENTYTWODEGREESAND SNOWING
2THE ICONS
3WHEELING AND DEALING
4HELLRAISING
5STRAWLASORDA ANDDODGER BLUE
21THE MEDIA
22NEW KIDSON THE BLOCK
PART IVDOG DAYS
23VIEW FROM THEBASEMENT II
24THE As
25FATHERS SONSAND EXPOS
26DOG DAYSIN THE DOME
27TALE OF TWOBOROUGHS

6VOICES
7SENIOR AND JUNIOR
PART IIPLAYINGFOR REAL
8BEGINNINGS
9THE TRIBE
10THE ATLANTA FOUR
11LEYLAND AND LARUSSA
12EARLY RETURNS
13THE CRASH OF 92
14HAVING THENECESSITIES
PART IIISUMMER INTHE CITIES
15RACES
16THE COMMISH
17BUDDY ANDTHE BREWERS
18VIEW FROMTHE BASEMENT
19UMPS
20MASCOTS
28HOLDING THE FORT
29WEEKENDIN CHICAGO
30VOICES  AGAIN
31RUNAWAY?
PART VSEPTEMBER  FINALLY
32WHEELINGAND DEALING II
33CALIFORNIADREAMING  ORSCREAMING
34THREETHOUSAND HITSAND ONE RACE
35RETURNTO CLEVELAND
PART VIOCTOBER
36THE PLAYOFFS
37THE WORLD SERIES
DECEMBER 61992  730 PMLOUISVILLEKENTUCKY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ALSO BY JOHN FEINSTEIN
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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John Feinstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the classic sports books A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled, along with many other bestsellers including The Legends Club and Where Nobody Knows Your Name. He currently writes for The Washington Post and Golf Digest and is a regular contributor to the Golf Channel, Comcast Sports Regional Networks, and he hosts a college basketball show and a golf show on SiriusXM Radio.

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