The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told Twenty seven essays profiles and stories about America s pastime

  • Title: The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told
  • Author: Jeff Silverman
  • ISBN: 9781585743643
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Twenty seven essays, profiles, and stories about America s pastime.

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    1. Some fiun and interesting stories and some others I didn't even understand the points at all. With so many great new articles over teh years, and having read great columinst in variuos newspapers for over 40 years, I thought the overall selections could have been better.

    2. Any time a book has a title like this, it's going to be up for debate. I'm not sure that I would agree that these are the "greatest" baseball stories ever told. But they are certainly pretty darned good. There are thirty short stories in this book, some fiction, some not. Some of them made me laugh, some of them brought tears to my eyes, and some of them just brought back good memories of a time when baseball was, well, to be honest, more fun. Some of them even made me wish I had been born a dec [...]

    3. OK, let's face it - "greatest" is quite a claim. But most of these are very good stories, and we would never find unanimous agreement on the "greatest". (Apparently Lyons Press has a large number of these books on different subjects.) I particularly liked the articles on players of past generations; after all, I AM from a past generation. "Who's On First" (one of Abbott & Costello's radio scripts) and "Casey At the Congress" are hilarious; and Richard Ben Cramer's piece on Cal Ripken's strea [...]

    4. I'd adjust the title of this book to 30 'pretty good' baseball stories. My favorite tale didn't have a writer, it was the transcriptof Casey Stengel testifying before Congress about the baseballanti-trust laws. Gee, he talked in Stengelese with everyone. Naturally the tales vary in styles according to the author, butthey are also in a variety of formats, a comedy routine, (hard to beatWho's on First?) short stories, newspaper articles, magazine entriesand an essay or two. I liked the WP Kinsella [...]

    5. What a perfect way to get ready for Spring Training and survive the Winter. These stories represent the spirit of the game, which is much larger than a sport, but as often alluded, borders on religion and rite. All baseball fans seem to understand the mysterious and magical lyricism the game represents in the course of our lives. The collection includes short stories, articles from sports pages and magazines, fiction and non-fiction. There is a transcription from Scully's calling of Koufax's per [...]

    6. “The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told” by Jeff Silverman is a historical fiction. This book is about many old stories about baseball, some true, some fake. My favorite story was the first story about two guys who go by the name Abbott and Costello. It’s a funny story about Abbott and him trying to tell Costello who’s on his team. What Costello doesn’t know is that Abbott’s team has some funky names. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes baseball and wants to learn a lit [...]

    7. I really liked this book. As a baseball fan and player I could really connect to it. It has lots of great stories, is very humorous, and very fun to read. Overall it is a very enjoyable book to read and I would recommend this to anyone who likes baseball.

    8. There were SO many gems hereobably my favorites were stories about Ty Cobb and Ted Williams and another about a group of old timers sneaking into a stadium to replace the astroturf, square foot by square foot, with real grass.

    9. Good all-around book about baseball, written by many different authors. Old stuff. Relatively new stuff. Enjoyed the read.

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