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The Best American Sports Writing 1997 (Best American Sports Writing)
Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications, the 25 pieces embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.
Published January 14th 1998 by Houghton Mifflin
(first published November 1st 1997)
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You can't go wrong with a collection that includes Steve Rushin's take on ball park hot dogs from Sports Illustrated and a piece by Roger Angell on David Cone. There's also articles about hunting in Arkansas by author Richard Ford, Rick Reilly on Greg Norman's huge Masters collapse, bull fighting, fishing and the inner demons of basketball great Jerry West. Gay Talese writes about the mania that is Ali and Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum writes of holes in one. And, while personally, I don't ...more
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