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Baseball Stories: “Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game”


Editor’s note: This is a review of Dan Barry’s “Bottom of the 33rd” (HarperCollins, 2011). I’ve spent the last three weeks in Ireland, paying a lot more attention to Gaelic football and hurling than to baseball, which receded in importance as the days went by in County Kerry. For 20 years, I’ve been leading these annual student study More...

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By Rick Wilber On Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Peter Golenbock’s risque business novel, “7”

Peter Golenbock and I are sitting down for lunch at a nice little café in St. Petersburg. Peter recommends the pork sandwich and chicken-dumpling soup combination and I’m smart enough to agree. It’s delicious. We’re More...

By Rick Wilber On Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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Stan Musial: An American Life

It was about a year ago that I received a phone call and then some emails from George Vecsey, the famous New York Times sports columnist and author of more than a dozen books about everything from baseball to country-music More...

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By Rick Wilber On Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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Baseball Stories: “Trade” may have you wanting to renegotiate your “contract”

Editor’s Note: Baseball Stories is a new column by author Rick Wilber that will review, well, baseball stories. Rick writes baseball stories of his own, including the memoir “My Father’s Game,” the More...

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