Covering the Bases: The Most Unforgettable Moments in Baseball in the Words of the Writers and Broadcasters Who Were There

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Chronicle Books, Jan 1, 1997 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Take a seat in the bleachers for the 25 most dramatic, legend-making events in baseball history. Covering the Bases is the only collection of sports writing, radio transcripts, and photographs that puts readers right in the ballpark. From Babe Ruth's most famous home run to Jackie Robinson's breaking the color barrier and Cal Ripken's 2,131st game, here are some of the greatest players in their loftiest moments -- as covered by the writers, announcers, and photographers who were there.
  

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Contents

Introduction 1
15
Inside Stuff
30
The Nature of His Retaliation
44
Strong Men Weep
59
Pop Eyed Maniacs
77
Men in a Row
97
The Welkin Rings in Old Forbes Field
105
Sunnv with a Gale Blowing to Right
112
His World Series
141
A Tremendous Weight 1 47
150
Shakespeare Plastered
163
Work to Do
171
The Big Knock
178
He Wanted to Bat
184
In the Wav of a Train 1 93
194
Acknowledgments
204

His Greatest Stuff
119
Swatting at Invisible Moths 1 26
128

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About the author (1997)

Benedict Cosgrove is an editor, journalist, and writer who lives in San Francisco.

Ron Rapoport is a nationally syndicated columnist for the LA Daily News, NPR correspondent for Weekend Edition, and editor of A Kind of Grace, a collection of sports writing by women.

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