Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association (Reissue)

Terry Pluto (Author)

Product Details

$20.00  $18.40
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
November 06, 2007
6.14 X 1.19 X 9.26 inches | 1.23 pounds
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About the Author

Terry Pluto is an award-winning sportswriter who writes primarily for The Plain Dealer. He was a sportswriter for the Akron Beacon Journal from 1985-2007. He has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nation's top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers. He is an eight-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award and has received more than fifty state and local writing awards. He is the author of twenty-one books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito, Unguarded, and Loose Balls. He lives in Akron, Ohio.


"ABA veterans say 'you had to be there, ' and now, thanks to this book, we are." -- Steve Gietschier, The Sporting News
"Loose Balls is either the great American novel in oral-history sound bites or the definitive book on the 1970s, or both: sex, drugs, platform shoes, sideburns, slam dunks, midnight franchise shifts, million-dollar deferred-payment player contracts, the three-point shot, Dr. J., Marvin (Bad News) Barnes, LaVerne (Jelly) Tart and Pat Boone (yes, Pat Boone). Pro sports, the way they oughta be." -- Newsweek
"I assure you I could not recommend this book more highly. This is one of the funniest sports books of all-time." -- Bob Ryan, The Boston Globe
"The best sports book of the year? Loose Balls..." -- USA Today