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Baseball's Best Short Stories,9781613743768

Baseball's Best Short Stories

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Reprint
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9781613743768

ISBN10:
1613743769
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Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
4/1/2012
Publisher(s):
Chicago Review Press
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Summary

No other sport has inspired as many great writers as baseball and this exceptional anthology brings together 37 short stories about the national pastime. The stories span several decades and are written by some of America's favorite writers, including Zane Grey, James Thurber, Robert Penn Warren, T. C. Boyle, and Michael Chabon, among others. Many of the stories are about the game itself, while others use baseball as a backdrop for timeless themes, such as morality, greed, and love. Nine new stories have been added for this new edition and include "Bullet in the Brain" by Tobias Wolff in which baseball is the surprising last memory of a dying man; George Plimpton's "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch," a story about a fictional baseball player who throws a 150-mph fastball and was a notorious April Fools' Day hoax in Sports Illustrated; and Leslie Pietrzyk's "What We All Want" about a pitcher's wife's concern for her aging husband. This collection is for all baseball lovers--long after the season is over.

Author Biography

Paul D. Staudohar is the editor of 10 anthologies of short stories including Best Dog Stories, Fishing’s Best Short Stories, Football’s Best Short Stories, Golf’s Best Short Stories, Hunting’s Best Short Stories, and Murder Short and Sweet. He lives in Lafayette, California.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Expanded Editionp. ix
Preface to the Original Editionp. xi
Casey at the Batp. 1
Casey at the Batp. 5
The Thrill of the Grassp. 33
The Rube's Waterloop. 43
Alibi Ikep. 55
Three New Twins Join Club in Springp. 73
A Family Gamep. 77
Goodwood Comes Backp. 99
The Rookiep. 109
The Crabp. 123
Baseball in Aprilp. 139
You Could Look It Upp. 147
Smokep. 161
One Throwp. 171
A Game of Catchp. 177
A Pitcher Grows Tiredp. 183
Baseball Hattiep. 189
Bullet in the Brainp. 201
The Master's Touchp. 207
What Did We Do Wrong?p. 223
Horseshoesp. 233
Fielder's Choicep. 255
Brooklyns Losep. 261
The Pitcher and the Plutocratp. 269
Gandhi at the Batp. 281
The Curious Case of Sidd Finchp. 287
Jamesiep. 301
Legp. 319
The Crambury Tigerp. 333
What We All Wantp. 343
Who's on First?p. 361
Death of a Right Fielderp. 391
The Umpire Was a Rookiep. 395
The Hector Quesadilla Storyp. 409
Acknowledgmentsp. 421
Creditsp. 423
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