?I have done a report of some kind on the Fred Merkle story, whether in print, on radio, or on TV, on or about its anniversary, September 23, virtually every year since I was in college. The saga has always seemed to me to be a microcosm not just of baseball, nor of celebrity, but of life. The rules sometimes change while you?re playing the game. Those you trust to tell you the changes often don?t bother to. That for which history still mocks you, would have gone unnoticed if you had done it a year or a month or a day before. That?s who Fred Merkle is. I have often proposed September 23 as a national day of amnesty, in Fred Merkle's memory.??Keith Olbermann, from his foreword.A History of the Best and Most Exciting Baseball Season in Human History David W. Anderson. rookie knuckleballer ... A shoulder injury shelved Nick Altrock for the year. Ed Walsh, Doc ... the context of the 1919 World Series fix. The Fieneanbsp;...
|Title||:||More Than Merkle|
|Author||:||David W. Anderson|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 2003-03-01|