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Hardcover:

9781250069191 | St Martins Pr, April 5, 2016, cover price $25.99

Paperback:

9781250118745 | Reprint edition (Griffin, April 11, 2017), cover price $16.99

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Angell’s fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page. The book gathers together essays, letters, light verse, book reviews,Talk of the Town stories, farewells, haikus, profiles, Christmas greetings, and late thoughts on the costs of war. Whether it’s a Fourth of July in rural Maine, a beloved British author at work, Derek Jeter’s departure, the final game of the 2014 World Series, an all-dog opera, editorial exchanges with John Updike, or a letter to a son, what links the pieces is the author’s perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues — writers, ballplayers, editors, artists — encountered over the course of a full and generous life.

Hardcover:

9780385541138 | Doubleday, November 17, 2015, cover price $26.95

Paperback:

9781101971390 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, October 18, 2016), cover price $16.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9780399565342 | Unabridged edition (Random House, November 17, 2015), cover price $40.00

Library:

9781628998924 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, March 1, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Angell’s fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page.

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The anticipation of another showdown with the Bambino transformed Wrigley Field. Temporary bleachers held the overflow of the 50,000-strong crowd that bright September day. Game 3 of the 1932 World Series between the Cubs and Yankees stood locked at 4-4. An angry mob, rocking the ballpark with pent-up fury, aimed itself squarely at him. He had never experienced anything like it. But above the almost deafening noise, the slugger could hear the tide of barbs pouring at him from the Cubs’ dugout. They called him a busher, a fat slob, and other names not fit to print at the time. He took the first pitch for a strike, stepped out of the box, and collected himself. Cubs pitcher Charlie Root threw two balls, and Ruth watched a fastball cut the corner to set the count at 2 and 2. On the on-deck circle, Lou Gehrig heard Ruth call out to Root: “I’m going to knock the next one down your goddamn throat.” Ruth took a deep breath, raised his arm, and held out two fingers toward centerfield. As Root wound up, the crowd roared in expectation. It was a change-up curve, low and away, but it came in flat and without bite. The ball compressed on impact with Ruth’s bat and began its long journey into history, whizzing past the centerfield flag pole. No one had ever gone that far at Wrigley—not even Cubs hitter Hack Wilson. Estimates put its distance at nearly 500 feet. Ruth practically sprinted around the bases. Video cameras of the day raced to catch up with him, his teammates cracking that they hadn’t seen him run that fast in a long time. Then he flashed four fingers at the Cubs infielders and their dugout: The series was going to be over in four games. In that moment, the legend of the Called Shot was born, but the debate over what Ruth had actually done on the afternoon of October 1, 1932, had just begun.

Hardcover:

9780762785391 | Lyons Pr, February 18, 2014, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The anticipation of another showdown with the Bambino transformed Wrigley Field.

Paperback:

9780762787876 | Reprint edition (Lyons Pr, November 1, 2015), cover price $16.95

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Product Description: Taking baseball fans behind the microphone, into locker rooms, and through the most memorable season in Texas Rangers history, this firsthand account from announcer Josh Lewin is both insightful and entertaining. Recounting the Rangers' struggles during their pivotal 2010 season—when the Rangers team was up for sale, drugs and alcohol threatened the team’s biggest star and their manager, and reaching the Fall Classic for the first time—Lewin's bird's-eye view of Rangers baseball reveals an intimate and surprising portrait of a team that went from league joke to a serious contender in the World Series...read more

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9781600786594 | Triumph Books, April 1, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Taking baseball fans behind the microphone, into locker rooms, and through the most memorable season in Texas Rangers history, this firsthand account from announcer Josh Lewin is both insightful and entertaining.

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Product Description: For Dodger fans, the years 1977 to 1981 mark the team’s glory days, and High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania chronicles the highlights and disappointments that marked those four tumultuous seasons.Told from lifelong fan Paul Haddad’s perspective, the story of the Dodgers during this time period is enhanced by transcripts of radio and TV calls that are woven into his personal recollections, capturing famed Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully at the top of his game...read more

Paperback:

9781595800671, titled "High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania: A Fan's History of the Los Angeles Dodgers' Glory Years: 1977-1981" | Santa Monica Pr Llc, March 15, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: For Dodger fans, the years 1977 to 1981 mark the team’s glory days, and High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania chronicles the highlights and disappointments that marked those four tumultuous seasons.

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Product Description: Baseball has life encoded within it as completely as DNA does: the world’s deepest wisdom, edgiest laughter, joys and sorrows. Among the millions who chase baseball’s dream, though, only a few scale the sport’s most rarified heights—not only in terms of victory, but in becoming true selfless teams who are vivid role models, in a gritty age beyond the destruction of heroes...read more

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9781935952527 | White Cloud Pr, July 26, 2011, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Baseball has life encoded within it as completely as DNA does: the world’s deepest wisdom, edgiest laughter, joys and sorrows.

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