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The Last Real Season: A Hilarious Look Back at 1975 - When Major Leaguers Made Peanuts, the Umpires Wore Red, and Billy Martin Terrorized Everyone

Mike Shropshire

Verlag: Grand Central Publishing, 2008
ISBN 10: 0446401544 / ISBN 13: 9780446401548
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Titel: The Last Real Season: A Hilarious Look Back ...

Verlag: Grand Central Publishing

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Shropshire has captured the essence of a different time and different place in baseball, when the average salary for major leaguers was only $27,600, when the ballplayers' drug of choice was alcohol, not steroids--the wonderful baseball stories that real fans crave. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0446401544

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Inhaltsangabe: There are baseball books and there are baseball books.

But for the baseball cognoscenti, there are just a few "must-have" classics: BALL FOUR by Jim Bouton. THE LONG SEASON by Jim Brosnan. WILLIE'S TIME by Charles Einstein. And SEASONS IN HELL by Mike Shropshire, which was a hilarous first-person account of Mike's travails serving as a daily beat writer covering the hapless 1972 Texas Rangers.

Now, in The Last Real Season, Shropshire captures the essence of a different time and different place in baseball, when the average salary for major leaguers was only $27,600...when the ballplayers' drug of choice was alcohol, not steroids...when major leaguers sported tight doubleknit uniforms over their long-hair and Afros...and on July 28th, 1975, the day that famed Detroit resident Jimmy Hoffa went missing, the Detroit Tigers started a losing streak of 19 games in a row. On the day that the Tigers blew a 4-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, Shropshire recalls: "I drank three bottles of Stroh's beer in less than a minute and wrote that 'Jimmy Hoffa will show up in the left field stands with Amelia Earhart as his date before the Tigers will win another game.'"

And so it goes. Filled with just the kind of wonderful baseball stories that real fans crave, this is the funniest baseball book of the year.

Über den Autor: Don Imus on Seasons in Hell:

"The single funniest sports book I have ever read."

MIKE SHROPSHIRE is a longtime sports columnist who has written for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, Playboy and Sports Illustrated.

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