What Baseball Means to Me: A Celebration of Our National Pastime
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What Baseball Means to Me: A Celebration of Our National Pastime

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For some people baseball means a memory-of a certain dusty ball field on a certain summer day, or the first time they walked into a major league park and saw the perfect emerald playing field. For some, baseball means one heartbreaking or heroic moment. And for others, it means a father, a friend, or an old flame who shared a game for a day or for a lifetime. To create thi...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 28th 2009 by Grand Central Publishing (first published May 6th 2002)
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Ron Kaplan
Curt Smith is an extraordinary chronicler on myriad aspects of the game. He has written about ballparks (STORIED STADIUMS: Baseball's History Through Its Ballparks and OUR HOUSE: a Tribute to Fenway Park) and broadcasters (VOICES OF THE GAME). In his new book, WHAT BASEBALL MEANS TO ME, he takes on the sport as a whole, via this collection of anecdotes from a wide variety of devotees. He blends these misty-eyed tales with pictures meant to represent the everyman quality associated with the natio...more
Richard
This is by far my favorite baseball book. Essays from Presidents to actors, writers to baseball players. Over a hundred stories that let you know, baseball is Americas Pastime. A must read.
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