6 edition of Pennant race found in the catalog.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Harper, 1962.
|Series||The Penguin sports library|
|LC Classifications||GV875.C65 B7 1983|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||v, 250 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||250|
|LC Control Number||83004133|
pennant race Jim Brosnan Brosnan recounts his days playing for the Cincinnati Reds and how the team went from not being taken seriously as a contender to having a shot at . If baseball championships are sprints, the pennant races that lead to divisional playoffs and/or the World Series are marathons during which literally hundreds of little-remembered events or moments can play important roles in determining outcomes. Anderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times who appreciates the summer game's long-haul appeal, offers a marvelously.
Dissecting 13 of the most compelling, down-to-the-wire pennant races in baseball history, from the National League to the National League Central, the authors first use flowing. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for It Ain't over 'Til It's Over: The Baseball Prospectus Pennant Race Book by Basic Books Staff, Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts Staff and Steven Goldman (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!
Pennant races are arguably the most important aspect of baseball. Players, teams, and franchises are all after one goal: to win the pennant and get into the post-season. But what really determines who wins? Statistical analyses of baseball abound: different ways of breaking down everyone's Brand: Basic Books. About the Book. The American League pennant race was described as a “a fierce and fluctuating fight.” With five games left in the season, each of the league’s four westernmost teams still had a shot at the championship. It was the height of the Deadball Era, noted for its spectacular pitching, low scoring, quickly played games, and.
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Pennant Race is perhaps the most entertaining sports book that I have ever read, there are several laugh out loud sections and it is extrememly interesting to hear Brosanan's on field contemporaries' reactions to his first book, The Long Season.
Pennant Race, despite the fact that the World Series is not covered, is without a doubt one of /5(33). Presently, the book reads a tad dull and colorless, with the detail he provides falling into a repetitive rhythm.
This book is worth the read, though is not a world-beater by any stretch. Considering its era, Pennant Race is quite respectable.4/5(12). Book review: “Pennant Race” by Jim Brosnan September 6, Patrick T Reardon 0 It’s midway through the major league baseball season, and Jim Brosnan, a right-handed relief pitcher of the Cincinnati Reds, is talking with Joey Jay, the staff ace, about when the challenge hitter with pitches.
Pennant Race and its companion book, The Long Season, are the best baseball books ever written. I enjoyed Ball Four, written ten yeras after The Long Season, but it is a pale imitation. Brosnan's style and perspective are unique; his blend of candor and cynicisn unmatched; his writing subtleties are brilliant/5(5).
Pennant Race book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From the author of The Long Season—considered by many to be the greates /5. Pennant Race: The Classic Game-by-Game Account of a Championship Season, by Brosnan, Jim and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Pennant Race vividly captures a remarkable year in the life of a ball club and the golden age of one of Major League Baseball’s most memorable eras.
“Brosnan obviously knows his baseball, writes about it wittily, informally and with irony. He is a cynical, tough professional athlete and his book makes wonderful reading.”—New Yorker. From the author of The Long Season—considered by many to be the greatest baseball book of all time—comes another classic sports memoir by legendary pitcher Jim Brosnan, which chronicles how his team, the Cincinnati Reds, went on to win the National League pennant.
In Pennant Race, Brosnan—with his trademark wise-guy wit and plain. Having avidly followed the pennant race that year I would rate the ’67 AL second to the ’64 NL in terms of best pennant races of the era. Five teams finished within FIVE games of first place, and two others, the Pirates and the Dodgers, with breaks and changes, could have been right there at the end.
Introduction: Schrödinger's pennant race / Steven Goldman -- 1. American League: To fight the unbeatable foe / Jay Jaffe -- The summer of loving Carl Yastrzemski / Jay Jaffe -- Managers Dick Williams and the men who ate Gene Mauch's lunch / Christina Kahrl -- 2.
National League: Alston's L.A. confidential / Jay Jeffe -- The Pages: The American League Pennant Race | "History is often written by, or to honor, the winners. There have been a dozen books on the Impossible Dream Red Sox, the team that prevailed in that year's pennant race.
Cameron Bright takes the story further and shows us just what a race it truly was, giving equal time to the four teams that battled down to the final : McFarland & Company. See Clay Davenport’s article, “Durocher’s Obsession: Static Versus Dynamic Offenses,” in It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: The Baseball Prospectus Pennant Race Book, edited by Steven Goldman (New York: Basic Books, ), Defensive Efficiency Record data for every team can be found on the.
October 6 – The Detroit Tigers defeat the Chicago White Sox, 7–0, to win the American League pennant on the last day of the season. October 8 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the New York Giants, 4–2, in the make-up of the "Merkle Boner" game, giving the Cubs the National League ons: Chicago Cubs.
The book describes the greatest 14 pennant races over 13 different chapters (the & '49 AL are combined). The criteria that the authors used to determine the greatest pennant races is outlined in the introduction, but can be simply reduced to (1) "the longer a race remains undecided, the better a race is" and (2) "a three-team race is /5(2).
Pennant Race is a baseball game that concentrates not on individual games and the pitcher/batter confrontation but on roster management and trading over an entire season. Real-life players are rated according to their batting average, power, speed and defense over the previous season and those ratings are used to simulate the outcome of a game on a single dice roll/10(87).
The Last Great Pennant Race. Both game winners, the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves give a glorious fight for one playoff spot as owners prepare to split league divisions and increase postseason competition.
Before the baseball season had even begun, it looked as if the Atlanta Braves already had the World Series wrapped up. From the author of The Long Season—considered by many to be the greatest baseball book of all time—comes another classic sports memoir by legendary pitcher Jim Brosnan, which chronicles how his team, the Cincinnati Reds, went on to win the National League pennant.
In Pennant Race, Brosnan—with his trademark wise-guy wit and plain Brand: HarperCollins Publishers. Not only was it probably the most cutthroat pennant race in baseball history; it was also a struggle to define how baseball would be played.
This book re-creates the rowdy, season-long battle between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Beaneaters. The Orioles had acquired a reputation as the dirtiest team in baseball. The Tigers and Yankees in ’ A Pennant Race for the Ages, the Babe’s Record Broken and Stormin’ Norman’s Greatest Season is by Jim Sargent.
Sargent: I was careful to read newspaper and magazine articles as well as histories written in oror at the : Bruce Markusen. But for now, we will have to be satisfied with replays of games and books. For a good read on baseball in a different era, Jim Brosnan wrote two books about the game in the late 50's and early 60's.
This is the second of those books and it was a fun read. Here is my review of "Pennant Race". Additional Physical Format: Online version: Brosnan, Jim. Pennant race.
New York, Harper [©] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.About the Book. Inin the midst of a nail-biting six-week pennant race, the Red Sox, Tigers, Twins and White Sox stood deadlocked atop the American League. Never before or since have four teams tied for the lead in baseball’s final month.
The stakes were high—there were no playoffs, the pennant winner went directly to the World Series.This article originally appeared in SABR's "The Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field" (SABR, ), edited by Bill Nowlin and Dan Desrochers.
By all accounts, the pennant race was one of the greatest of all time. If it had not unfolded the way it did, and some fiction writer wrote the tale, many would not believe it possible.