After 20 years of publshing annually the Best Sports Stories, Dutton has assembled them all, 62 pieces and 34 photographs,...

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BEST OF THE BEST SPORTS STORIES

After 20 years of publshing annually the Best Sports Stories, Dutton has assembled them all, 62 pieces and 34 photographs, in one volume that represents a veritable bonanza for the admirer of athletic skill, speed or brawn. Curling and cock-fighting seem to have been omitted, but every major sport is represented, and by the creme do la creme of the press box corps. Al Stump describes with shocking frankness the last days of Ty Cobb; Dick Young writes with honest anger of the Dodgers departure; Roger Kahn reveals with kindly candor just what sort of man Babe Ruth was; and Jimmy Cannon dips his pen in double-distilled fury to rage at the death of boxers. Here is joy and sorrow, tenderness and vulgarity, triumph and tragedy -- every element that lends drama, charm and sparkle to that infinite variety we call sports. A great gift, but read it first yourself.

Pub Date: Oct. 8, 1964

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Publisher: Dutton

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1964