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Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs: Damon Runyon on Baseball

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs is a delightful collection of ballpark dispatches from one of the game's most unique chroniclers—Damon Runyon, the legendary reporter and creator of such mythic gangster icons as Nathan Detroit and the Lemon Drop Kid. Best known as the bard of Broadway for turning two-bit hustlers and deadbeat horseplayers of Jazz Age New York City into literary ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 17th 2005 by Da Capo Press (first published March 10th 2005)
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Jul 04, 2007 Leah rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: baseball history buffs, fans of "gentle wit"
This book was an interesting perspective... I guess. It is a collection of the dude's baseball columns. The back cover describes it as "gentle wit" but I think that is a euphemism for "boring." I skimmed most of the second half of the book. The section about the Black Sox scandal was relatively interesting, and I always like stuff on baseball history. But it was just super boring most of the time.
Kenneth Flusche
As a reference book rate it a 5, as short term intertainment rate it a five, as long term 8 weeks it's a two. Wish this book was published a few entrees at a time in my daily newspaper, much as it was originally written. I reconized many passeges from biographies of players in that time frame. I also laughed a lot at things I never knew happened in the same time frame. enjoyed.
Some real nice essays that ought to be read by all fans of baseball writing, as Runyon was the first powerhouse and is so often caricatured in modern stories.
Kaite Stover
One of my all-time favorite authors, Damon Runyon writes about one of my all-time favorite subjects, baseball.
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