Baseball As I Have Known It

Baseball As I Have Known It

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From Honus Wagner to Johnny Bench, Baseball As I Have Known It covers sixty-six seasons of Americaa€™s national sport. Fred Lieb, the dean of baseball writers, tells about its heroes, rogues, controversies, and grand plays. He broke in as a sportswriter in the Polo Grounds press box in 1911. In 1933, in the midst of the Depression, Lieb was fired from the New York Post and began a freelance career writing about his beloved sport. Baseball As I Have Known It, first published in 1977 when Lieb was eighty-nine years old, remains a vital record of a glorious bygone era. In superb style, he comments on changes in baseball over the decades and tells inside stories about great events and immortal players.One of them made his turndown a little less painful by adding a PS, aquot;The piece you submitted was damn good, nevertheless.aquot; After my graduation from Central Manual High School in 1904, the youngest boy in a class of 120, 1 landed a job asanbsp;...

Title:Baseball As I Have Known It
Author: Fred Lieb
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 1996-01-01

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