The Best Game Ever: Pirates vs. Yankees: October 13, 1960

Jim Reisler (Author)
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Description

October 13, 1960: the hardscrabble Pirates were a colorful bunch of overachievers led by Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski, making the franchise's first World Series appearance in thirty-five years against a heavily favored Yankee squad featuring such legends as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, and Roger Maris. The Pirates were outscored 46-16 through the first six games--only to win, 10-9, when Mazeroski became the only player ever to decide aWorld Series Game 7 with a walk-off home run.

With this "captivating book" (New York Times), Reisler revisits this fall classic pitch by pitch, capturing the lively atmosphere within the ballpark and throughout the country. The result is the feeling of being there--from the seemingly predictable start, to the truly unbelievable finish--of the best game ever.

Product Details

Price
$17.98
Publisher
Da Capo Press
Publish Date
February 03, 2009
Pages
280
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780306817557
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About the Author

Jim Reisler is the author of Babe Ruth: Lauching the Legend; Black Writers/Black Baseball; Babe Ruth Slept Here: The Baseball Landmarks of New York City; and Before They Were the Bombers. Reisler has written for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and the New York Times, and recently appeared on the YES Networks new documentary, History of the Yankees: Moments and Mystique. He is the editor of Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs: Damon Runyon on Baseball. A Pittsburgh native, he lives with his wife and daughter in Irvington, NY.