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Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher

ISBN 10: 0671505041 / ISBN 13: 9780671505042
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1986
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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303pp. "A baseball fan goes in search of his gods." By the Daily Book Reviewer of the New York Times. Presentation copy signed by the author. (loc bbr/1). Bookseller Inventory # 14904

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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A year long behind-the-scenes look at the players, owners, promoters, reporters, and game of baseball.


All real baseball fans can conjure up the moment the game first cast its spell on them. For Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, it came through the static of the radio, spurring his imagination to witness vividly a three home-run performance in the late 1940s by the great Joe DiMaggio. Cut to half a lifetime later: Lehmann-Haupt, a New York Times book critic, decides to set off on a year-long journey into the heart of America's national pastime. Less intent on recapturing that first moment as on exploring the game's sometimes mystical and continual appeal, he follows a season from spring training to winter meetings. Me and DiMaggio is memoir cloaked in reportage, a tricky melding of genres that's never quite sure whether it's journal or journalism. Still, there are so many good insights into the game here--and a fascinating, if oddly sad, encounter with the elusive DiMaggio himself--that if Lehmann-Haupt doesn't quite reach the fences, he at least gets himself into scoring position.

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