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The Further Adventures of Slugger McBatt: Baseball Stories

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Wild and poignant, hilarious and touching, stories about die-hard fans, crusty veterans, would-be diamond heroes, and baseball as a boyhood bond fill this delightful collection.
Paperback, 179 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Houghton Mifflin (first published April 1st 1988)
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Jacob
Mar 04, 2009 Jacob rated it liked it
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The Further Adventures of Slugger Mc Batt is a book with a bunch of short stories in it. The short stories all have something to do with baseball because Ray Kinsella(the Author)is famous for writing books about baseball. In one of the short stories, Reports Concerning the Death of the Seattle Albatross, has a character named Mike Street who is a mascott for the Seattle Mariners. At the beginning of the story, he all of a sudden retires after being the mascott for five years. Then it goes back ...more
Joseph
Sep 23, 2016 Joseph rated it really liked it
Kinsella captures baseball and knows its intimate connection to life. Everyone should learn to love the game so well, and more people who can write about it should. But Kinsella is the best I've read.
Brody
Dec 01, 2008 Brody rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who like baseball
Recommended to Brody by: no one
This book was really fun to read I thought at first each of the stories would interconnect, however as i quickly discovered they didnt. This was a really fun book to read each story ended really openly so it left a lot of room for your imagination to run free and make up your own continuation of the story. Things that may concern some is the language it was a bit "racey" however making the characters talk any other way would take away from the context and make it less enjoyable to read. Another ...more
Pablo
Oct 06, 2013 Pablo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kinsella is, for obvious reasons, thought of as a "baseball writer." But as I'm sure has been said before, he's a talented writer regardless of genre. In many of his stories a sort-of magical realism is prevalent, along with other aspects of "literary fiction." With regard to his presentation of characters and story development he reminds, in a lot of ways, of the early Stephen King novels that first got me into reading, up to about Misery. (Everything after that pretty much sucked IMO.)
Derek
Sep 15, 2016 Derek rated it really liked it
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"Distances": Not magical realism, just realistic but told from the perspective of a child, so with an air of wonder. Narrator is Gideon Clark, main character in Iowa Baseball Confederacy and co main character in If Wishes Were Horses. Mentions his father's obsession with an arcane bit of baseball history.
Eric
Oct 03, 2015 Eric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me just say that if you love baseball, the history of it, the pace, the slow understanding of it; you will love this book. The collection is about people, legends, history, summer heat, scams and troublemakers.

It is a wonderful collection. Kinsella can tell a story.

This book was a joy from start to finish. Highly recommended.
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William Patrick Kinsella, OC, OBC was a Canadian novelist and short story writer. His work has often concerned baseball and Canada's First Nations and other Canadian issues.

William Patrick Kinsella was born to John Matthew Kinsella and Olive Kinsella in Edmonton, Alberta. Kinsella was raised until he was 10 years-old at a homestead near Darwell, Alberta, 60 km west of the city, home-schooled by hi
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