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by Jim Reisler

Category: Baseball
Subcategory: Outdoor Sports
Author: Jim Reisler
ISBN: 0786715405
ISBN13: 978-0786715404
Language: English
Publisher: Da Capo Press (March 10, 2005)
Pages: 336
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Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs is a delightful collection of ballpark dispatches from one of the game's most .

Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs is a delightful collection of ballpark dispatches from one of the game's most unique chroniclers-Damon Runyon.

Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs book.

Guys, dolls, and curveballs. Damon Runyon on Baseball. Baseball historian and journalist Reisler does a great service to lovers of Angell, Kahn, Stump, and other chroniclers of the game-to say nothing to literate fans of baseball, period-by gathering Damon Runyon’s baseball writings over three decades, beginning in 1911.

Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs : Damon Runyon on Baseball.

Guys and Dolls and Other Writings (2008; introduction by Pete Hamill). A Dangerous Guy Indeed (unknown). There are many collections of Runyon's stories: in particular Runyon on Broadway and Runyon from First to Last between them provide extensive coverage. The latter is claimed to contain all of Runyon's stories (. fiction) not included in Runyon on Broadway.

For Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs: Damon Runyon on Baseball, Reisler collected Runyon's baseball writings over three decades, beginning in 1911

For Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs: Damon Runyon on Baseball, Reisler collected Runyon's baseball writings over three decades, beginning in 1911. A writer for the people, Runyon felt that true fans of the game should get the best seats in the house, which were so expensive that only the wealthy could afford them. Runyon wrote of individual players, not only of their prowess on the field, but also of their personal weaknesses.

Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs is a delightful collection of ballpark dispatches from one of the game's most unique .

Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs is a delightful collection of ballpark dispatches from one of the game's most unique chroniclers-Damon Runyon, the legendary reporter and creator of such mythic gangster icons as Nathan Detroit and the Lemon Drop Kid. Best known as the bard of Broadway for turning two-bit hustlers and deadbeat horseplayers of Jazz Age New York City into literary legend, Runyon was first and foremost a newspaperman.

Baseball writer Reisler (Black Writers/Black Baseball, 2007, et. analyzes one of the greatest upsets in World Series . A Pittsburgh native, he lives with his wife and daughter in Irvington, NY. analyzes one of the greatest upsets in World Series history. The 1960 World Series was not expected to be much of a contest.

book title Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs author Damon Runyon, Jim Reisler year 2005 publisher Carroll & Graf Publishers . List of baseball nicknames - Baseball nicknames have become an integral part of the sport s culture: In no sport are nicknames more pervasive than baseball.

List of baseball nicknames - Baseball nicknames have become an integral part of the sport s culture: In no sport are nicknames more pervasive than baseball. This is a list of nicknames of Major League Baseball teams and players.

Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs is a delightful collection of ballpark dispatches from one of the game's most unique chroniclers—Damon Runyon, the legendary reporter and creator of such mythic gangster icons as Nathan Detroit and the Lemon Drop Kid. Best known as the bard of Broadway for turning two-bit hustlers and deadbeat horseplayers of Jazz Age New York City into literary legend, Runyon was first and foremost a newspaperman. After arriving in New York from Colorado in 1911, Runyon went to work for Hearst News Service as a baseball beat writer. It was at the ballpark that he honed his legendary skills for finding the story where no one else bothered to look. A master wordsmith, Runyon covered giants of the era such as Ty Cobb, and a Boston Red Sox pitcher named Babe Ruth. In addition, he brought an influential style to observing the rituals and rhythms of the ballpark, wryly commenting on everything from the gamblers and bookies doing business to the particular style of hat worn by a woman in the crowd. Editor Jim Reisler collects Runyon's writings on every facet of the game, making this a unique and indispensable look at our beloved pastime.
Comments to eBook Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs: Runyon on Baseball
Celore
For those who know Runyon only as the author of the Broadway tales (and those who only know him through Guys and Dolls, which is delightful, but which he did not write), here is Runyon the sportswriter. One of the greats, he covered sports throughout his entire career in journalism, and this will give you an idea of why Hearst featured him as sportswriter and columnist for so many years. Compulsively readable.
Detenta
If you like black humor in stories of the 1920's told in the succinct style of Damon Runyon this is the book for you. I habe read it at least twice over the years and enjoyed it every time
Mamuro
This is one of the best. He seems to love what he writes about, and his sense of humor doesn't seem at all contrived but just naturally funny.
Anarus
If you, like me, are a Damon Runyon fan this book shows a different side to the man. The article on homeruns from the point of view of the baseball is pure genius.
Adorardana
As historic baseball data, terrific. Excellent writing. Any fan of baseball will love it if their historic fascination of the game is n tact.
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