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eBook Sports Illustrated: Inside Baseball: The Best of Tom Verducci ePub

by The Editors of Sports Illustrated

  • ISBN: 1933405007
  • Category: Baseball
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sports Illustrated; First edition. edition (February 28, 2006)
  • Pages: 318
  • ePub book: 1388 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1623 kb
  • Other: mobi mbr txt rtf
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 790

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Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated has treated us to a wide variety of his best baseball stories from 1993 to March of 2005. Tom Verducci is the best baseball writer on the planet. The older stories are incredibly prescient. The story telling is excellent.

Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated has treated us to a wide variety of his best baseball stories from 1993 to March of 2005.

Sports Illustrated book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sports Illustrated: Inside Baseball: The Best of Tom Verducci. by. Sports Illustrated (Manufacturer).

No sport has inspired better writing than baseball, and no one writes baseball better than Tom Verducci

No sport has inspired better writing than baseball, and no one writes baseball better than Tom Verducci. As Sports Illustrated's lead baseball writer since 1993, Verducci has witnessed the achievements of the games greatest heroes and told their inspiring stories with unmatched passion and sophistication. He has enriched SIs readers with an insiders perspective on the game, examining subtle shifts in the ever-changing balance between pitchers and hitters, between slumps and streaks, between sacred records and the athletes trying to break them.

Articles previously appearing in Sports illustrated from 1993-2005. Verducci, Tom. Publication date. New York, NY : Sports Illustrated Books. Baseball, Sports & Recreation, Sports, Baseball - General, Sports & Recreation, Baseball, General, Baseball - Essays & Writings, Anecdotes, Baseball players, United States. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

The Best of Tom Verducci. Published February 28, 2006 by Sports Illustrated.

Sports Illustrated (SI) is an American sports magazine owned by Authentic Brands Group, and was first published in August 1954. It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is also known for its annual swimsuit issue, which has been published since 1964, and has spawned other complementary media works and products.

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No sport has inspired better writing than baseball, and no one writes baseball better than Tom Verducci. As Sports Illustrated's lead baseball writer since 1993, Verducci has witnessed the achievements of the games greatest heroes and told their inspiring stories with unmatched passion and sophistication. He has enriched SIs readers with an insiders perspective on the game, examining subtle shifts in the ever-changing balance between pitchers and hitters, between slumps and streaks, between sacred records and the athletes trying to break them. Despite his deep affection for baseball, however, Verducci has never shied away from the hard truth about the game: his landmark piece about steroids, for instance, changed the baseball landscape forever.These 25 pieces span the generations from Sandy Koufax to Roger Clemens, from Ted Williams to Barry Bonds.They chronicle the important trends in the game and celebrate baseballs brightest stars and most breathtaking performances.They are the best work of a writer at the top of his game.

Comments

Uttegirazu Uttegirazu
I enjoyed these essays as a way to wind down at the end of the day or for some overall relaxation. Several of the essays brought back some very pleasant baseball memories and I found all of the pieces worth reading. I thought I would highlight a few of my favorite essays:
* My favorite essay is the book was "The Ultimate Gamer" which is about the great pitching performance of Jack Morris in game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Morris's grit and determination come through and I found the story very compelling. It brought back memories of the game and even explained what really happened with the Lonnie Smith base running mistake. I love the following quote from Morris: "I wish everybody could experience what I experienced that day. The joy. Total joy. The world would be a better place if everybody could feel that at least once."
* "Heady Stuff" is about Greg Maddux. It covered his dominance in pitching and made me appreciate the mental approach he took to the game. I was lucky enough to get to see Maddux pitch once in San Diego at the end of his career when his intellect needed to cover for the decline in physical ability. This article made me appreciate him even more.
* "Five Outs Away" covers the twin failings of the Cubs and Red Sox in 2003. I grew up in Western Massachusetts and was always a Red Sox fan (though my favorite team when I was growing up in the 70's was the Big Red Machine). In 2003, I was really hoping for a Red Sox and Cubs World Series and this brought back the disappointment I felt when both teams came up short - both just 5 outs away.
* "At the End of the Curse, a Blessing" is about Red Sox nation and the Red Sox winning the World Series in 2004. It made me think about my grandfather who was a lifelong Red Sox fan but never got to see them win a World Series. It made me remember listening and/or watching games with him as I was growing up. It always seemed fitting to me that the Red Sox victory in 2004 started with a comeback from being down three games to none against the Yankees before they went on to win the World Series.

I also enjoyed the essay on Rickey Henderson as well as the final piece that described the author's 5 day stint in spring training with the Blue Jays (truly every fan's dream).

I recommend this collection of essays to those who enjoy Baseball - you will not be disappointed!
Budar Budar
I am not a fanatic sport fan, more of a "see what's on TV" type. But I am a regular reader of Sports Illustrated and especially Tom Verducci. He is, in my opinion, one of the greatest writers for any magazine-sports or otherwise.

This is a collection of some of his best stories. I still remember reading most of them when they originally appeared, and many are still as powerful now as they were then. His first story on the effect and prevalence of steroids in baseball was one of the better pieces of investigative reporting ever done by any writer. Reading it again just made it that much better.

Many of Verducci's stories cover the more human side of sports. That is not to say he is not a great technical sportswriter, or that he doesn't understand and communicate the game of baseball. He does that, but he has a remarkable gift for capturing the human interest sides of stories...without getting all mushy or blubbery. He can write of a terminally ill, lifelong Boston Red Sox fan who refuses to die until they win the world series. He relates the quietness and privacy of Sandy Koufax, and the gregariousness of Pedro Martinez. He gives as honest a look at hitters slumps as anyone, and communicates the raw conflict between a pitcher and hitter.

His last story, on his 5-day professional "career" is worth the price of the book all by itself. If you like great storytelling, great writing, and baseball, this book is a 100% recommendation. Even if you are a casual fan, someone who watches 5 games a year, the book is a winner. Enjoy it. It would also make a perfect gift for any baseball fan.
Loni Loni
Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated has treated us to a wide variety of his best baseball stories from 1993 to March of 2005. "The Left Arm of God" can only be about Sandy Koufax, the competitive fire of Jack Morris pitching game seven of the World Series for the Twins against the Braves, the stress of being a major league closer, the agony of the Red Sox and Cubs, the tragedy of Strawberry and Gooden with the Mets, the Red Sox winning it all in 2004, the nightmare that is steroids and why players didn't like to be slapped on the butt for doing a good job. These are a few of the subjects covered in the book, but the one I enjoyed the most was the last chapter when the author spent five days in spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays, and was confronted with the seemingly impossible task of hitting a baseball thrown by a professional player, even a non-roster one. Television does not do justice to the difficulty of deciding whether or not to swing at a pitch let alone hitting a round ball with a round bat square. Baseball has been blessed with great writers such as Roger Angell and Roger Kahn. It is comforting to know Tom Verducci is carrying on the tradition.
Direbringer Direbringer
Not bad.
Iraraeal Iraraeal
Tom Verducci is the best baseball writer on the planet. The older stories are incredibly prescient. The story telling is excellent.
Dogrel Dogrel
good.
Arashitilar Arashitilar
After reading the author's most recent book writen with Joe Torre about his years as Yankee mgr., I was interested in reading another book by the same author...Very interesting and enjoyable to this life-long baseball fan.
If you purchase these books of stories from same source,then,duh,that's what you're gonna get.Lesson learned here.Stories are a bit dated also.