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Bottom of the Ninth: Great Contemporary Baseball Short Stories
by John McNally
foreword by Richard Russo
Southern Illinois University Press, 2003
eISBN: 978-0-8093-8887-5 | Paper: 978-0-8093-2505-4
Library of Congress Classification PS648.B37B68 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.0108355

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Skillfully edited by John McNally, Bottom of the Ninth: Great Contemporary Baseball Short Stories collects nineteen contemporary baseball short stories from a successful mix of well-established writers, lesser-knowns, and a few up-and-comers. These stories are characterized by the same dramatic elements that draw people to the sport itself— the mythologizing of players, the obsessions and romance of the game, the bonds between players and fans, parents and children. From a key play, a missed catch, a chance lost, these are tales of characters facing high stakes and calls to action, metaphorically and literally, in the bottom of the ninth.

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