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Foul Ball!: Five Years In The American League

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Hardcover, 204 pages
Published 1985 by Dodd, Mead (first published 1984)
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Mar 24, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Quite enjoyable
The first five years of the Blue Jays, as covered by a female sportswriter.
"Many thoughts assailed me. Sure, I had heard she was nice, came from a respectable family, etc., but we had never met before. What if I didn't like her in *that* way? After all, there's the question of chemistry. And she's an older woman. Worldly. Definitely been around the park a few times. And she's been known to have 9 guys at a time! Not to mention those wild
Feb 13, 2015 Mike rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one, and briefly met the author. Sort of. I recognized her, said hello, and she smiled, waved, and moved on already involved in conversation walking somewhere back years ago.
I read her book back in the '90s. or shortly after that, not long after my more active sports writing days.
She was a good writer. I hope to catch up on her other baseball-related fiction novels.
Jul 16, 2016 Lane rated it really liked it
Shelves: baseball
This book was a pleasant surprise. I bought it at our library sale. Alison Gordon covers her 5 years covering the Blue Jays. Nice viewpoints about baseball and people involved in the game. More realistic and enjoyable than many of the baseball books I have read.
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Alison Gordon was born in New York City. She spent her childhood in New York, Tokyo, Cairo and Rome because of her (Canadian) father's work with the United Nations. She attended Queen's University but left before completing her degree. Alison held various positions in television, radio and newspaper, including five years as a baseball writer for the Toronto Star (1979-1985). Foul Balls, her first ...more
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