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The Complete Armchair Book of Baseball: An All-Star Lineup Celebrates America's National Pastime

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Batters up! Here are the heavy hitters of baseball writing and reporting, the raconteurs and the players of America’s favorite game, all in one big, entertaining volume that no fan can do without.

The featured luminaries include Zane Grey, Ring Lardner, Damon Runyan, W.P. Kinsella, Red Smith, Tim McCarver, Pete Rose, and George Will, and they all weigh in with wit and an o
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Hardcover, 848 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Galahad
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Bruce Baskin
Jun 17, 2014 Bruce Baskin rated it it was amazing
I thought it might be good for someone who actually likes baseball to review this book, which I've found marvelous. This particular volume is actually two Armchair books (compiled by John Thorn, one of the sport's premier historians) in one title.

Readers will find over 100 entries from some terrific writers. You get the "usual suspects" like Bill James, W.P. Kinsella, Peter Gammons, Roger Angell, Lawrence Ritter and others known for writing about baseball, but there are also pieces from the lik
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Jun 25, 2007 Shek rated it liked it
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I'm not reading this so much because I like baseball, but because I don't want to say that I was defeated by anything called the "Armchair Book of [subject]". As joyless as it is compulsive!

You know what? I'm going to stop pretending I'm reading this. One of those unwieldy impulse-buy type books of the kind you see on sale at Costco, then buy as a gift for your baseball-loving relative because you have no idea what a chore it will be to actually heave the thing open and read it.
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