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Game Time

A Baseball Companion

Roger Angell, Richard Ford (Introduction by), Steve Kettmann (Editor)


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"Roger Angell has been writing about baseball for more than forty years . . . and for my money he's the best there is at it," says novelist Richard Ford in his introduction to Game Time. Angell's famous explorations of the summer game are built on acute observation and joyful participation, conveyed in a prose style as admired and envied as Ted Williams's swing. Angell on Fenway Park in September, on Bob Gibson brooding in retirement, on Tom Seaver in mid-windup, on the abysmal early and recent Mets, on a scout at work in back-country Kentucky, on Pete Rose and Willie Mays and Pedro Martinez, on the astounding Barry Bonds at Pac Bell Park, and more, carry us through the arc of the season with refreshed understanding and pleasure. This new selection represents Angell's best writings, from spring training in 1962 to the explosive World Series of 2002, with many chapters not previously seen in book form.

Praise For Game Time: A Baseball Companion


"No one writes more evocatively about the craft and magic of baseball than Roger Angell."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Roger Angell is the best baseball writer of our time--maybe ever."--Newsweek

"Baseball's best writer."--The New York Post

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780151008247, 416pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2003