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Read online The Boys of Summer (Aurum Sports Classics).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Boys of Summer (Aurum Sports Classics) This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the s and s and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major league ball clubs ever fielded the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field and who had the good fortune in the s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune This is a book about what happened to Jackie Carl Erskine Pee Wee Reese and the others when their glory days were behind them In short it is a book about America about fathers and sons prejudice and courage triumph and disaster and told with warmth humor wit candor and love by Roger Kahn

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Beyond the techniques and training baseball begins with one player facing another and the psychological battle that they wage the head game In his critically acclaimed and bestselling new book Roger Kahn presents the story of this supreme war of wits and the people who changed the course of baseball by playing what he calls chess at miles an hour In i The Head Game i Kahn investigates not only grips tactics and physics but also the intelligence maturity and competitive fire that has inspired some of the greatest hurlers in history br By covering renowned pitchers and pitching minds from Christy Mathewson Cy Young Don Drysdale Bob Gibson and Bruce Sutter to today s reigning pitching coach Leo Mazzone Roger Kahn sheds new light on baseball s most pivotal contest A delightful and edifying tour of America s favorite pastime seen through the pitcher s eyes i The Head Game i is as lively and familiar and old shoe as the game itself even today Los Angeles Times br br br, Celebrated sports writer Roger Kahn casts his gaze on the golden age of baseball an unforgettable time when the game thrived as America s unrivaled national sport i The Era i begins in with Jackie Robinson changing major league baseball forever by taking the field for the Dodgers Dazzling momentous events characterize the decade that followed Robinson s amazing accomplishments the explosion on the national scene of such soon to be legends as Mickey Mantle Willie Mays Bobby Thomson Duke Snider and Yogi Berra Casey Stengel s crafty managing the emergence of televised games and the stunning success of the Yankees as they play in nine out of eleven World Series i The Era i concludes with the relocation of the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles a move that shook the sport to its very roots, This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the s and s and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major league ball clubs ever fielded the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field and who had the good fortune in the s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune This is a book about what happened to Jackie Carl Erskine Pee Wee Reese and the others when their glory days were behind them In short it is a book about America about fathers and sons prejudice and courage triumph and disaster and told with warmth humor wit candor and love, No description available