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Paperback Book Details
- 143 Pages
- Released: December 30, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Description by OLDIES.com:
An immensely popular writer of sports columns and essays, Rice was also well regarded for his humorous and sometimes touching verse. It is as the author of a couplet, in fact, that Rice may be best remembered: "For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name / He writes - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game." These lines, so strongly associated with baseball - though in fact they come from a poem about football - find their earliest expression in Base-Ball Ballads, where three poems ("Play Ball," "Game Called," and "The Test") provide different wordings of the same idea.