Roger Angell





Roger Angell


Born
in New York, The United States
September 19, 1920


Roger Angell (b. 1920) is a celebrated New Yorker writer and editor. First published in the magazine in 1944, he became a fiction editor and regular contributor in 1956; and remains as a senior editor and staff writer. In addition to seven classic books on baseball, which include The Summer Game (1972), Five Seasons (1977), and Season Ticket (1988), he has written works of fiction, humor, and a memoir, Let Me Finish(2006).

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The Summer Game

4.28 avg rating — 1,412 ratings — published 1972 — 13 editions
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Five Seasons: A Baseball Co...

4.31 avg rating — 506 ratings — published 1977 — 9 editions
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Let Me Finish

3.81 avg rating — 344 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Late Innings: A Baseball Co...

4.24 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 1982 — 5 editions
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This Old Man: All in Pieces

3.98 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Game Time: A Baseball Compa...

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Season Ticket

4.29 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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A Pitcher's Story: Innings ...

3.64 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Once More Around the Park: ...

4.36 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
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The Roger Angell Baseball C...

4.47 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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“The best defense against partisanship is expertise.”
Roger Angell

“This was a new recognition that perfection is admirable but a trifle inhuman, and that a stumbling kind of semi-success can be much more warming. Most of all, perhaps, these exultant yells for the Mets were also yells for ourselves, and came from a wry, half-understood recognition that there is more Met than Yankee in every one of us. I knew for whom that foghorn blew; it blew for me.”
Roger Angell, The Summer Game

“What the dead don't know piles up, though we don't notice it at first. They don't know how we're getting along without them, of course, dealing with the hours and days that now accrue so quickly, and, unless they divined this somehow in advance, they don't know that we don't want this inexorable onslaught of breakfasts and phone calls and going to the bank, all this stepping along, because we don't want anything extraneous to get in the way of what we feel about them or the ways we want to hold them in mind.”
Roger Angell

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