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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (520 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Angell Narrator: William Lavelle Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Roger Angell has witnessed many of the great and small events in the past 10 years of baseball. These writings, which first appeared in The New Yorker, provide a unique record of this turbulent decade, from the rise of California baseball and the comical and agonizing sufferings of the early Mets to the fall of the Yankee empire and the repeated triumphs of the Dodgers, Cardinals, and Orioles. In eloquent, concise language, Angell depicts the many faces of America's favorite pastime. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 7/7/2013

    " baseball is pretty neat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Moyer | 6/14/2013

    " Angell is one of the best writers around of any genre, but this is the all-time classic baseball book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 3/15/2013

    " As a kid I read everything I could get my hands on about baseball. This was a particular favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Schaffer | 10/7/2012

    " Angell is the best baseball writer there is. Great summaries of world series and seasons between '62 and '71. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 7/30/2012

    " One of my favorite books by on of my favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Wallace | 7/10/2012

    " Still the warmest, most likeable baseball book I've ever read. As a New Yorker who grew up with the Mets, I'll always be grateful that Angell was there to document the team's comical--and sometimes horrifying--early years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/15/2012

    " I read this collection of essays a long time ago. I reccomend it to any one who is both a baseball fan as well as fan of well written material. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mei | 9/25/2011

    " Baseball season is upon us! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lou | 9/14/2011

    " Long narratives about the young Metropolitans. Great chapter to chapter as well as in its entirety. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Schmerica | 8/17/2011

    " The rating is less the book's fault than my own; this is a collection of 50-year-old essays, written as the events happened, and it just made me crave something more book-structured and with more context. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 7/1/2011

    " One of the best books on baseball observations ever written. The author's love for and in-depth knowledge of the game come through loud and clear. The book is as good now as it was when I first read it over 30 years ago; maybe even better because now it's nostalgic as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mei | 4/3/2011

    " Baseball season is upon us! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 1/27/2011

    " One of the best books on baseball observations ever written. The author's love for and in-depth knowledge of the game come through loud and clear. The book is as good now as it was when I first read it over 30 years ago; maybe even better because now it's nostalgic as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 12/14/2010

    " Still the warmest, most likeable baseball book I've ever read. As a New Yorker who grew up with the Mets, I'll always be grateful that Angell was there to document the team's comical--and sometimes horrifying--early years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 9/25/2009

    " Angell is one of the best writers around of any genre, but this is the all-time classic baseball book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lou | 9/1/2007

    " Long narratives about the young Metropolitans. Great chapter to chapter as well as in its entirety. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 8/31/2007

    " As a kid I read everything I could get my hands on about baseball. This was a particular favorite. "

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About the Author

Roger Angell joined the New Yorker as a fiction editor in 1962. He is the author of seven celebrated baseball books, including Game Time: A Baseball Companion, The Summer Game, Five Seasons, Late Innings, and A Pitcher’s Story: Innings with David Cone. He lives in New York and Maine.