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Now in its fifth year and well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing rounds up the year with one of America's favorite journalists sitting in the guest editor's chair. Selected from more than 350 American and Canadian newspapers and magazines, the 1995 collection covers a wide variety of sports and sports figures: a humorous commenta ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published December 14th 1995 by Houghton Mifflin (first published November 15th 1995)
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The more shorter stories, the more I seem to enjoy these collections. Not that I mind more in-depth pieces, but too many in a row make this a difficult book to read in fits and starts throughout my commute or at lunch.

This collection certainly reflected the sports issues of the time. Several articles about the baseball strike, a few about OJ (at least peripherally), and several about the Harding/Kerrigan scandal. While I'm sure that represents the year it was written, it also seriously dates the
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Liked this one a little less than I usually like books in this series.

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Whatever Happened to Ronnie Littleton?: A transportive and cautionary tale of the high school football star that flamed out.

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Dan Jenkins was an American author and sportswriter, most notably for Sports Illustrated.

Jenkins was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, where he attended R.L. Paschal High School and Texas Christian University (TCU), where he played on the varsity golf team. Jenkins worked for many publications including the Fort Worth Press, Dallas Times Herald, Playboy, and Sports Illustrated. In 1985 he reti
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