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Roger Angell bibliography. Late Innings: A Baseball Companion. New York, NY: Ballantine Books. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-42567-8. ISBN 978-0-345-36737-2. A Pitcher's Story: Innings with David Cone. New York, NY: Grand Central Publishing.

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Since 1962, he has written more than a hundred Sporting Scene pieces, mostly on baseball but also on tennis, hockey, football, rowing, and horse racing. His baseball books include The Summer Game, Five Seasons, Late Innings, Season Ticket, Once More Around the Park, A Pitcher’s Story, and Game Time. Nothing but You: Love Stories from The New Yorker is an anthology of fiction selected by him.

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A pitcher's story: innings with David Cone. When You Reach September 18 Late Wars 19 Extra Innings David Cone Lifetime Record Acknowledgments. Cone has won 184 regular season games pitching for the Royals, Mets, Blue Jays, and Yankees, with a perfect game, a Cy Young Award, and other honors over a 16-year career. Angell, author of the.

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Carol and Roger Angell, 1966.

Roger Angell looks back on a long and distinguished writing life. Carol and Roger Angell, 1966. And he’s even better in his pen portrait of V. S. Pritchett, the English short-story writer and essayist: A short, strong-looking man, with thick shoulders and an uptilted gaze, he appeared at times to be standing behind an invisible pub counter, or perhaps about to oversee the unloading of a shipment of crocuses or greyhounds.

This Excerpt was taken from the foreward:

THIS BOOK IS ABOUT BASEBALL GAMES AND PLAYERS AND seasons that I watched from the spring of 1977 to the late summer of 1981, and also about the substrata of the sport---money, celebrity, power, traditions, and social change---that lie beneath its green and ordered fields. Most of the autumn chapters include a summary of the campaigns just past, but readers are advised not to take these as history. Many deserving ball teams and outstanding players have been slighted in these pages, because I did not see them play over an extended span of games, and other clubs and stars reappear so frequently as to suggest some bias at work. I admit to the charge. I am still a baseball fan as well as a baseball writer, and old fans like to retrace their steps; I like to be in Scottsdale and St. Petersburg in March, in Fenway Park in July (September there hurts too much), at Shea whenever the Mets appear to be breathing, and in Yankee Stadium or Chavez Ravine or walking over he bridge across the Allegheny to Three Rivers Stadium in October. I take sides during most games and through every summer, and although this disqualifies me as a Gibbon, it has probably kept me cheerful. As Bill Veeck always says, it's meant to be fun.

Some readers may hear a somber, almost funereal murmur in this book's title. This is not intended, for although big-league baseball is long past its innocent youth and well into what appears to be a disordered and self-destructive sort of middle age, it is a flushed and vigorous reprobate, with astounding recuperative powers. I suggest two lighter alternative readings---"Late" as in the late news: the baseball news of recent years; or, perhaps better, the later, most absorbing innings of a good game, when we in the stands begin to understand its particular pace and patterns, and even to pick up some glimmering of its resolution.


Comments: (7)

Helo
Roger Angell is a wonderful writer, perhaps the most gifted writer in recent decades to approach the game of baseball in a serious way. The chapters here fully support his reputation. But, despite the fact that this book is a 1992 reprint, it will be a tough and largely academic read for all but the most hard-core baseball or Angell fans. It chronicles the 1977-1981 seasons: an era of Reggie Jackson, George Brett, and Tom Seaver; an era when newly-won free agency brought gasps with contracts worth half a million dollars.
Those days are long gone. Die hard fans might enjoy spending a weekend reliving them, but the more general public might be better served by more recent Angell books.
Fordrekelv
So many memories brought back. Loved it.
Rasmus
Ordered by mistake. Meant to order This Old Man instead. Not my thing. Essays, long essays, on baseball during 70's and 80's. Good choice for true baseball fanatic.
Arabella V.
Roger Angell describes our national pastime with an eloquence and passion that leads some to call him the poet laureate of baseball. This now-dated book examines baseball circa 1977-81, as free agency took hold, and many games were played in those horrid, astro-turfed, multi-purpose stadiums that have (thankfully) been done away with. Readers see Tom Seaver, Reggie Jackson, Phil Neikro, Jim Palmer, George Brett, Dave Parker, Willie Stargell, Fred Lynn and others dominate on the field, while Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog and the Earl (Weaver) of Baltimore did so from the dugout. Those five seasons each had great pennant races, plus broken hearts in Boston, Houston and Kansas City. At the time many teams sported softball-jersey uniforms, set-up men and closers came into greater use, and attendance rose at a surprising rate (yet then as now, owners falsely cried poverty). There was also a lengthy 1981 player's strike, which the owners basically forced and then lost as their strike insurance ran out. This was also a time just before personal computers and stats guru's like Bill James began to affect baseball strategy and thinking.

Roger Angell (born 1920) has also written several other great books including The Summer Game, Five Seasons, and Season Ticket. Any real baseball fan should also be a Roger Angell fan.
Zamo
Roger Angell's books on baseball are always insightful and rich. I never tire of his descriptions and his characterizations of people and place.

This book is no exception, and only adds to his solid body of work. He does an apt job of making an amazingly tumultuous era in baseball -- the late 1970s -- serene and part of a broader story of the game. His insights into Tom Seaver, Joe Torre, the Yankees, the Brewers, etc. make for fine reading during the hot summer months of reality or of the mind.
Walan
will be a year before I get all of the books read
Not-the-Same
Roger Angell's look at the years between 1977 and 1981.

As always, heavily focused on NY teams but a great bit of history for fans of the game.

Pick up a used mass-market paperback for .01 + shipping and its a great deal. Hopefully someday they'll add a Kindle version like they have on his other books
Late Innings download epub
Puzzles & Games
Author: Roger Angell
ISBN: 0345309367
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Puzzles & Games
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st Printing edition (March 12, 1983)