The most celebrated baseball writer of our time has selected his favorite pieces from the last forty years to create Once More Around the Park, a definitive volume of his most memorable work. Mr. Angell includes writing never previously collected as well as selections from The Summer Game, Five Seasons, Late Innings, and Season Ticket. He brings back the extraordinary games, innings and performances that he has witnessed and written about so astutely and gracefully-"The Interior Stadium," on the complex attractions of baseball; "In the Country," on a friendship that began with a fan letter and took him far from the big stadiums and big money; "The Arm Talks," on contemporary pitching strategy and the arrival of the split-finger delivery; and many others. Mr. Angell's conversations with past and present players and managers, scouts and coaches, rookies and Hall of Famers enhance his own expertise and critical appreciation, which define him as the game's most useful and ardent fan. "Angell resembles a pitcher with pinpoint control. As a chronicler of the game, he's in a class with Ring Lardner and Red Smith."-Newsweek. "Angell's perceptions are fresh, vivid, and uncannily accurate...Only a fan who cares this much could observe so carefully and write so eloquently.
"-San Francisco Chronicle. "A triumph of art and grace."-Chicago Tribune Book World.
"Good collections make for good writers. Angell's is one of the best." -- Louis D. Rubin News and Observer "An original and eclectic thinker who takes us right into the heart of the game." Tampa Tribune Times "One of the most valuable players in American journalism." -- Dan Cryer Newsday "A magical collection...fits the game of dirt and spikes like one's favorite mitt fits one's hand." Chicago Tribune "Angell covers the bases in this collection...marvelous imagery." The New York Times "Angell writes with economical precision, nailing observations as a pitcher does corners." Sports Illustrated "Roger Angell is the best baseball writer of our time-maybe ever." Newsweek "The Babe Ruth of baseball writers." The Boston Globe "No one writes more evocatively about the craft and magic of baseball than Roger Angell." -- Michiko Kakutani The New York Times
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 6th February 2001
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.57