Five Seasons

Product Number: EB00128011
Released: Nov 27, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453297810
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

A chronicle of our national pastime's most unforgettable era from the bestselling author of The Summer Game-"No one writes better about baseball" (The Boston Globe). Classic New Yorker sportswriter Roger Angell calls 1972 to 1976 "the most important half-decade in the history of the game." The early to mid-1970s brought unprecedented changes to America's ancient pastime: astounding performances by Nolan Ryan and Hank Aaron; the intensity of the "best-ever" 1975 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox; the changes growing from bitter and extended labor strikes and lockouts; and the vast new influence of network television on the game. Angell, always a fan as well as a writer, casts a knowing but noncynical eye on these events, offering a fresh perspective to baseball's continuing appeal during this brilliant and transformative era.

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Author(s): Roger Angell
Genre: Sports, History
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2013

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