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For the Love of Baseball

(2014)
A non fiction book by

 
Stefan Fatsis sends his "stunningly perfect, consummately perfect, why-would-anyone-use-anything-else? perfect" glove to be restored by the glove designer at Rawlings. Frank Deford makes the case that the baseball cap may be the most universal article of clothing ever designed. Roger Angell considers why it is that pitchers are "so much livelier and more garrulous than hitters." George Plimpton reflects on the slow demotion of aging or slumping players from pitcher, to first base, to the outfield.

United by the authors' fervent love of the game, each chapter in this book reminds us of the unique role baseball plays in our national history and collective imagination. In addition to the writers mentioned above, the lineup includes:
Kevin Baker
Jeff Greenfield
Katherine A. Powers
Michael Shapiro
John Thorn
Sean Wilentz
And more!

Published previously as Anatomy of Baseball and Great Baseball Stories, this wide-ranging collection now includes pieces by A. Bartlett Giamatti, Gay Talese, Matthew McGough, and George Vecsey.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports-books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.

Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: For the Love of Baseball: A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All
Author(s): Yogi Berra
ISBN: 1-62914-247-6 / 978-1-62914-247-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2016 : Paperback
Title: For the Love of Baseball: A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All
Author(s): Yogi Berra
ISBN: 1-5107-0273-3 / 978-1-5107-0273-8
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: For the Love of Baseball: A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All
Author(s): Yogi Berra
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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