Scoring from Second: Writers on Baseball

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Scoring from Second

Writers on Baseball

Edited and
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Philip F. Deaver

Foreword by Lee K. Abbot

University of Nebraska Press • Lincoin and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • 1. the Heat Is on for Cards 1
  • 2. the Softball Memo 4
  • 3. Reaching Home 8
  • 4. Death of a Shortstop 18
  • 5. Opening Ceremonies 26
  • 6. Hardball 29
  • 7. Brothers 43
  • 8. Jimbo 50
  • 9. 2004, a Red Sox Odyssey - In a Hundred Years and Four Generations 52
  • 10. My Life in the Big Leagues 61
  • 11. the Bad Case - A 50th Birthday Love Letter 72
  • 12. Billy Gardner’s Ground out 88
  • 13. the Roar of the Crowd 99
  • 14. Trading off 104
  • 15. Begotten, Not Made 129
  • 16. That’s Why We’re Here 147
  • 17. Fielder’s Choice 160
  • 18. a Fan Letter to Lefty Gomez 167
  • 19. in April, Anything Could Happen 182
  • 20. What We Remember When We Remember What We Loved 184
  • 21. Willie Rooks’s Shirt 192
  • 22. Death in the Afternoon 201
  • 23. Meat 206
  • 24. from Blue Highways 208
  • 25. a Dispatch from Tucson 212
  • 26. Playing Shallow 221
  • 27. Hard to Love as the Red Sox 226
  • 28. the Roberto Clemente Fictions 237
  • 29. Trading Heroes 254
  • 30. Work-Ups - Baseball in the Fifties 265
  • 31. Jose Canseco, Hero 277
  • 32. Babe Ruth’s Ghost 282
  • 33. Throw like a Girl, or What Baseball Taught Me about Men and Life 293
  • 34. Sunday Morning Ball at the J 300
  • 35. Good-Byes 304
  • Contributors 315
  • Source Acknowledgments 325
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