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At a 1931 barnstorming exhibit video game in Tennessee, a seventeen-year-old pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. Her name was Jackie Mitchell--"organized baseball's very first woman pitcher." On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax made baseball history by pitching his 4th best video game. In July 1970, a stripper rushed onto the field at Riverfront Stadium to kiss Johnny Bench, briefly disrupting a video game attended by President Nixon and his household. These are just a few of the excellent, quirky, and comic moments in the annals of baseball taped in THE GREATEST BASEBALL STORIES EVER TOLD. Here also are profiles of such legendary figures as Joe DiMaggio, Pete Rose, and Yogi Berra, essays that explore the intricacies and satisfaction of the video game, even an excerpt from the film Bull Durham. This is the best book for anybody who has actually ever played so much as a video game of catch.
John Updike Doris Kearns Goodwin Abbott & Costello Call Lardner Bill Barich Zane Grey David James Duncan Al Stump Pete Hamill P.G. Wodehouse Damon Runyan Roy Blount, Jr.Richard Ben Cramer Gay Talese A. Bartlett Giamatti and many more
The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond