Imagining Baseball

Imagining Baseball

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q... McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack (several of which are aimed at his beloved, and beleaguered, Montreal Expos). Literary baseball may be a drastically over-analyzed subject, but, like an overachieving rookie, McGrimpsey produces a far better book on it than one would have ever thought possible.q a€”Louis Jacobson, Washington Post qThis is the most important critical book on baseball literature in many years.q a€”Murray Sperber, author of Onward to Victory From Field of Dreams to The Natural, from baseball cards to highbrow fiction, this book explores the place of baseball in American popular culture.... all these once new ballparks were just grudgingly accepted as cost- cutting gaps or necessary evils; they had and still do have their ... And unlike the old- fashioned stadiums, some of these cavernous fields have been the home of recent World Series ... Professional baseballa#39;s impure herald of artificial turf was aquot; Judgeaquot; Roy Hofheinz, the man responsible for creating what ... The average fan will likely remember the experience of going to the game and who won, but not the final score.

Title:Imagining Baseball
Author:David McGimpsey
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2000


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