OUT OF MY LEAGUE by George Plimpton

OUT OF MY LEAGUE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

George Plimpton, who is the editor of the Paris Review, and with some help from Sports Illustrated, had an old dream of glory which came true with his mound appearance- in an exhibition game-between the National and American Leagues. (He'd been a pitcher of sorts in school- and in the army.) With a few words of advice from Toots Shor, some mild training in his New York apartment, an ill-fitting outfit from a sporting goods store, Plimpton appeared at the Stadium where he was to pitch against both teams for the $1000 most-hits award. Announced as ""Prufrock"" over the P.A. system, the ""palest pitcher"" ever took the mound and with a ""strange herky jerky motion"" (the professional verdict) made his appearance, and after a few successful pitches, sagged and collapsed out there.... Plimpton's account of this experience --from the first high hopes to the foregone humiliation, has a pleasant, easy kind of humor and it should appeal to that market already limbered up by other baseball spectator and participator annals, Brosnan, Garagiola, etc.

ISBN: 1153075148
Publisher: Harper