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.From the time I was a kid and my parents gave me a small printing press for Christmas, I have always liked to write. The first thing I wrote for pay was a piece of fiction for a five-dollar gold-piece prize from the Red and Black, my school paper at Philadelphiaa#39;s old Central Manual High. ... For starters there were left- handed Rube Wad- dell, the ultimate in zany pitchers; right-handed pitcher Chief Albertanbsp;...

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


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