AFTER THE GAME: A Collection of the Best Sports Writing by John -- Ed. McCarthy

AFTER THE GAME: A Collection of the Best Sports Writing

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As sports anthologies go, this is like that kid Willie (the Met) Mays -- strictly class. Couldn't be otherwise when you reprint Breslin on gutsy jockey Willie Hartack, Grantland Rice on the Babe, Arthur Daley on the syntactical mysteries of Stengelese, Mailer on Ali, and the peripatetic Plimpton on the links at the Monterey-Crosby tournament. And add a healthy chunk of Pat Jordon's exceptional Black Coach (1971), an informative piece on Henry Luce and the creation of Sports Illustrated by Gerald Holland, a Paul Gallico farewell to that other Babe (Didrikson Zaharias), and a very affecting tribute to the Amazin' One as a Giant at 40 by Peter Schrag. Fifteen fine, nicely variegated selections total.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1972
Publisher: Dodd, Mead