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Författare till The Baseball Book (Sports Illustrated)

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Verk av Sports Illustrated

The Best of Sports Illustrated (1973) 109 exemplar
Brett Favre: The Tribute (2008) 68 exemplar
Exposure (Sports Illustrated) (2006) 27 exemplar
Sports Illustrated Slide Show (2009) 20 exemplar
Sports Illustrated | October 2023 | The Money Issue (2023) — Författare — 6 exemplar
Golf Lessons from the Pros (1961) 5 exemplar
Sports Illustrated | March 2023 | Victor Wembanyama (2023) — Författare — 3 exemplar
The 1959 Baseball Story (1959) 3 exemplar
YESTERDAY IN SPORT (1968) 3 exemplar
Sports Illustrated | February 2023 | Post Modern (2023) — Författare — 3 exemplar
Sports Illustrated | April 2023 | Julio Radrigver (2023) — Författare — 2 exemplar
Sports Illustrated | May 2023 | Swimsuit Issue: Megan Fox (2023) — Författare — 2 exemplar
Muhammad Ali 1 exemplar
The Golf Book 1 exemplar
Book of Wet-Fly Fishing (1961) 1 exemplar
" Sports Illustrated " Swimsuit Desk Calendar 1995 (1994) — Redaktör — 1 exemplar
Sports Illustrated | May 2023 | Swimsuit Issue: Kim Petras (2023) — Författare — 1 exemplar
Muhammad Ali 1 exemplar
13 Unusual Sport Stories (1971) 1 exemplar
Champs! 1 exemplar
Sports Illustrated Magazine ~ December 5, 1983 (Sam Bowie) (1983) — Författare — 1 exemplar
Sports Illustrated | December 2, 2019 | LSU's Joe Burrow (2019) — Författare — 1 exemplar
Favre on Fire 1 exemplar
The Wonderful World of Sport (1967) 1 exemplar
Number Four Bobby Orr (2013) 1 exemplar
Sports Illustrated | December 12, 1983 | Jim Brown (1983) — Författare — 1 exemplar

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The New York Mets (2023) by Sports Illustrated. Ahhh…, the joy of baseball. There is nothing like going out to the ball park, catching some rays, shagging a beer or two, or the soft drink of your choice, and watching your favorite team hopefully win the game. Myself, I loved playing the game with all the effort and near misses and strategy involved. Baseball is a great game because when you play it you lose yourself in the effort, all else flies away and it is just you and the ball.
Watching it is another thing. Unless you tie yourself to one particular team, unless you live and die with their fates, baseball can be pretty boring. Don’t get me wrong, I love going out to games and getting the buzz of the crowds and hearing the vendors shouting, smelling the aroma of hot dogs and popcorn, and watching the “exciting” parts of the game.
But if I’m not there, the game is pretty blah. I don’t sit around watching broadcasts of the games. There are so many teams, and the season seems to be getting longer every year, and unless my team is playing well and is atop the standings, I’d rather watch soccer.
Having said all that, I want to talk about this coffee table sized homage the those marvelous Mets. I’m not a Mets fan (Go Chicago!!!) but I’m a fan of history and that is what this book is all about. As you would expect from Sports Illustrated, there are a lot of great photos included. A lot! Players, full teams, managers, owners, the hype guys, scouts, stadiums, seemingly everything but the bat boys (or is that now the bat children?) The photos are arrayed strategically throughout the book with the first being a photo of the magnificent Casey Stengel. If you don’t know who that is, don’t call yourself a fan of the game. Shame on you.
We start the book with portraits of some of the most outstanding, or misunderstood, players in the past 60 years. You may not know the team, but Gil Hodges, William Shea (as in, you know, that stadium?), Mookie Wilson (had to be a great guy just from his name), Darryl Strawberry (a great pick), Randy Staub and Tom Seaver just to name a few. There are thirty different profiles of Mets’ greats offered, each with a unique history.
Then comes the stories from the pages of SI and written by an all-star cast in their own way. We start with the worst team of 1962, a few more years follow as a pretty bad team, a few of the so-so years and what caused them, and into the “World Champion Mets” of 1969. There are the full stories of the team gleaned as originally written along with significant photos of the action or lack thereof in the early years. The stories continue beyond the Miracle Mets and up to recently, all well written, amusing and entertaining.
There is a very nice introduction to the book by pitcher John Franco, a life-long fan of the Mets and one of the Mets’ hall-of-famers. At the other end of the book are a collection of stats for the team and finally a gallery of the fantastic SI covers that featured the team.
In short this is a great read about a baseball team that over came the odds of their rookie season and rapidly won it all. As usual, Sports Illustrated has lived up to their own high standards and, even if you aren’t a fan of the team, you can be a fan of the book.
… (mer)
 
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TomDonaghey | Aug 9, 2023 |
A good little compilation, full of interesting stories. Some funny, some thought provoking, mostly all good. A little baseball distraction without real baseball to watch.
 
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MrMet | 1 annan recension | Apr 28, 2023 |
Thanks so much to the publisher and netgalley for allowing me to review this book

Although its obviously for children, this would be an ideal book for anyone just getting into watching the game too. It is well illustrated and explains things in easy to understand terms which even some of my stalwart hockey friends may learn a thing or two of which they didn't know!
I think every ice arena should have copies of this book, especially over here in England. It would maybe help to get more people interested in the sport instead of it been classed as a minority sport… (mer)
 
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TheReadingShed001 | 6 andra recensioner | Mar 1, 2023 |
Thanks so much to the publisher and netgalley for allowing me to review this book

Although its obviously for children, this would be an ideal book for anyone just getting into watching the game too. It is well illustrated and explains things in easy to understand terms which even some of my stalwart hockey friends may learn a thing or two of which they didn't know!
I think every ice arena should have copies of this book, especially over here in England. It would maybe help to get more people interested in the sport instead of it been classed as a minority sport… (mer)
 
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TheReadingShed01 | 6 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2023 |

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Rob Fleder Editor
Rick Reilly Contributor
Frank Deford Contributor
L. Jon Wertheim Contributor
Jack McCallum Contributor, Author, Cover artist
Antoine Verglas Photographer
Paul Zimmerman Contributor, Author
E. M. Swift Contributor, Author
William Nack Contributor, Author
Diane Smith Swimsuit Editor
Steven Hoffman Creative Director
Joanne Gair Photographer
Kevin Kerr Copy Editor
Steven White Photographer
James Porto Photographer
Leigh Montville Contributor
Phil Taylor Contributor
Bruce Newman Contributor, Author
Kenny Moore Contributor
S.l. Price Contributor
Richard Hoffer Contributor
Tim Kurkjian Contributor
Rick Telander Contributor
Peter King Contributor
Alexander Wolff Contributor, Author
Stephanie Apstein Author, Contributor
Conor Orr Author, Contributor
Douglas S. Looney Contributor
Michael Rosenberg Author, Contributor
Sally Jenkins Contributor
Hank Hersch Contributor, Author
Robert Rogers Photographer
Joe Passov Contributor
Davide Barco Illustrator
Brian Burnsed Contributor
Stephen Cannella Contributor
Sean Williams Contributor
Jamie Lisanti Contributor
Steve Rushin Contributor, Author
Craig Neff Author
Jerry Kirshenbaum Contributor
Steve Wulf Contributor
Tim Layden Contributor
Michael Farber Contributor
William F. Reed Contributor
Gerry Callahan Contributor
Tim Rohan Author, Contributor
Robert F. Jones Contributor
Alex Prewitt Author, Contributor
Robert H. Boyle Contributor
Tom Verducci Author, Contributor
Ben Reiter Author, Contributor
Ron Fimrite Contributor
Michael Silver Contributor
Gary Smith Author, Contributor
John Garrity Contributor
Jule Campbell Contributor
Franz Lidz Author, Contributor
Bob Ottum Contributor
James Wilder Contributor
Dan Jenkins Contributor
Stan Isaacs Contributor
Alexis Arguello Contributor
Pat Putnam Author
Anthoy Cotton Contributor
Joe Marshall Contributor
Tim Crothers Contributor
Christian Stone Contributor
LeRoy Neiman Contributor
William Leggett Contributor
Manute Bol Contributor
John Ed Bradley Contributor
Dabo Swinney Contributor
Daniel Okrent Contributor
Max Marshall Contributor
John W. McDonough Photographer
Shemar Woods Contributor
Wendell Tyler Contributor
Sydney Maree Contributor
Pete Alonso Contributor
Joe Burrow Contributor
Justin Herbert Contributor
Dalvin Cook Contributor
Mike Boddicker Contributor
Donald Katz Contributor
Sonja Steptoe Contributor
Dan Greene Author
Ed Hinton Contributor
Austin Murphy Contributor
Jonathan Taylor Contributor
Tim Rosaforte Contributor
Roy Jr. Blount Contributor
Grant Wahl Author
John Underwood Contributor
John Papanek Contributor
Tex Maule Contributor
Jaime Diaz Contributor
Andrew MacPherson Photographer
Hans Feurer Photographer
Kevin McHale Contributor
Dominique Issermann Photographer
Lincoln Agnew Illustrator
Sandy Bailey Contributor
Ray Kennedy Contributor
Ned Zeman Contributor
Walter Iooss Jr. Photographer
Felix Rosenthal Contributor
Chris Mannix Contributor
Terry Bradshaw Contributor
Barry McDermott Contributor
Bob Baumhower Contributor
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Statistik

Verk
600
Även av
1
Medlemmar
2,787
Popularitet
#9,221
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
30
ISBN
149
Språk
1

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