PLAY-OFF THRILLS by Joseph N. & David H. Bell


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The authors find ""sheer drama"" in playoff contests of baseball, football, hockey, track and golf: ""The seconds ticked away harshly--each one piercing deeper into Johnny's heart--as the Giants ran out the game on the ground."" Gliches of hanging aside, the competitions described are inherently dramatic; the athletes' attitudes toward the events, although too often developed through made-up dialogue, inform and invigorate the action. Box scores, rosters of teams and playing records complete the line-up-an uneven book with many memorable plays and personalities to offset the overwrought moments.

Pub Date: March 20th, 1967
Publisher: Messner