- 296 Pages, Foreword by Sparky Anderson
- Released: November 4, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Baseball Anthology is a celebration of the first 125 years of America's national game. In this lively volume, packed with great writing and great images, you'll read the words of the people who've played, watched, and lived baseball throughout its entire history. Grantland Rice, Frank Graham, Roger Kahn, Red Smith, Melissa Ludtke, Peter Gammons, Bill James, Roger Angell, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, and many more are featured in ninety-seven separate passages.
"A treat for the baseball aficionado."-Publisher's Weekly
From Babe Ruth to Reggie Jackson, Ted Williams to Barry Bonds, the 1869 Red Stockings to the 1993 Blue Jays, The Baseball Anthology gives fans a candid look at the colorful stars and the most thrilling and controversial moments in the history of our national pastime. Read autobiographical profiles of stars from Christy Mathewson to Nolan Ryan, reports of great battles like the World Series of 1912, analyses of significant moments like the Black Sox scandal, and fascinating asides such as a discussion of baseball players' bizarre nicknames. This volume is packed with the words of people who have played, watched, and lived baseball, accompanied by some 200 photographs, cartoons, drawings, and objects of memorabilia. AUTHOR BIO: Joseph Wallace is a longtime baseball fan and student of baseball history. He recently published Abrams' World Series: An Opinionated Chronicle. Sparky Anderson, former manager of the Detroit Tigers, was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.