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The home run game
Wimmer, Dick.
Publication Information:
Short Hills, N.J. : Burford Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
viii, 152 pages : portraits ; 22 cm
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GV868.4 .H66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Baseball has been reunited with the affection of its fans, due in part to the dramatic home run race staged by Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. Dick Wimmer celebrates these and other epic moments in home-run history, with contributions from Roger Angell, Bill James, Red Smith and many others.

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Library Journal Review

This spring has been rich with books about the home run, primarily because of the slugging feats of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. This book brings together some of the best writing about the home run from a variety of sources. Many of the excerpts will be familiar to baseball fans, as they have appeared in other publications, but this is still a refreshing collection with something for everyone. For this reviewer, highlights were the chapters on minor league hitters; the essay by noted baseball writer Bill James on one of baseball's more overlooked power hitters, Ralph Kiner; and a longer excerpt about Roger Maris, the single-season home run leader before Sosa and McGwire obliterated his record last year. Also of particular note is Emil Rothe's description of Babe Ruth's last big-league game. While this is certainly not a required purchase for all libraries, it will be a valuable addition to popular baseball collections and is therefore recommended for public and school libraries.ÄWilliam O. Scheeren, Hempfield Area H.S. Lib., Greensburg, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.