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That's Not the Way It Was: (Almost) Everything They've Told You About Sports is Wrong
by Allen Barra
From baseball to boxing, golf to ice hockey, the infamous "Shoeless Joe" Jackson and the Black Sox scandal to brutal bare-knuckle fighting, this definitive and entertaining history offers the authentic play by play on what really went down in the most argued-about sports events in history.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 21st 1995 by Hyperion
(first published July 1995)
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Jan 04, 2014 Gary Geiger rated it it was ok
I like Barra. I think that he should be in the conversation more often when people discuss Bill James and other quant-savvy sportswriters. But he is sometimes a slave to his own biases, particularly when it comes to the University of Alabama. I forget if it is in the book or another one, but he writes an essay explaining how Bart Starr is better than Johnny Unitas. Outside of Green Bay, I think he may be the only person who believes this.