Baseball's Most Valuable Writer, Thomas Boswell of The Washington Post, hits a grand slam with this classic collection of heartfelt and humorous pieces on our national's pastime. The lineup includes -Heroes, - -Managing (Life), - and -The Flame of Fame, - which capture some of the outstanding players in baseball, from DiMaggio, Weaver, and Ozzie Smith to Rose, Sutton, and Gooden; -Five Octobers, - which shows that baseball is a dynamic game in which any team can rise to the top; and the hilarious and memorable -99 Reasons Why Baseball Is Better Than Football- (Reason 20: Eighty degrees, a cold and a short-sleeve shirt are better than 30 degrees, a hip flask, and six layers of clothes under a blanket). And in -The Heart of the Order, - Boswell showcases those players, past and present, who deserve a spot on the All-Star team for their talent and their -governing passion for excellence.-
Funny, insightful, and moving, The Heart of the Order confirms that when it comes to baseball, Boswell is in a league by himself.
-Boswell is the best all-around writer in America--the literary equivalent of the player who can do it all: run, field, throw, hit, and hit with power.---The San Diego Union
-A wise old catcher once said of baseball, 'It's like a church. Many attend, but few understand.' Boswell's readers understand. Start with his essay '99 Reasons Why Baseball Is Better Than Football.' Boswell is the 100th reason.---George Will
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140129871 Clean, unmarked copy. In great shape! I can send expedited rate if you choose; otherwise it will promptly be sent via media rate. Got any questions? Email me; I'm happy to help! Select Expedited Shipping (just $2 more) to get your book as fast as possible!. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1010674
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140129871 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132208693
Book Description Penguin Books 1990-03-01, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 0140129871 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140129871
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140129871
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140129871
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801401298781.0
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140129871
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 368 pages. 7.75x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140129871
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140129871 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1043958