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Best American Sports Writing 2002

Best American Sports Writing 2002 - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618086283

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ISBN13: 978-0618086283
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2002
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Best American Sports Writing 2002 - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618086283

Rick Ed. Reilly

ISBN13: 978-0618086283
ISBN10: 0618086285
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind. Each year, The Best American Sports Writing, well established as the premier sports anthology, offers a winning combination of fascinating topics and top-notch writers. This year, Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly assembles an all-star lineup sure to captivate fans of sports and great writing. From baseball to bullfighting, from horse racing to school-bus racing, this collection has something for everyone. Reilly has chosen columnists and feature writers, household names and talented unknowns, and most importantly, pieces that delve behind the statistics, examining the people and emotions that make the game.

Author Bio

Stout, Glenn : The Best American Sports Writing

Glenn Stout has been the series editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception and has written three illustrated biographies with Richard A. Johnson : Ted Williams : A Portrait in Words and Pictures; Joe DiMaggio : An Illustrated Life; and Jackie Robinson : Between the Baselines. He is a columnist for Boston Baseball, and his work has appeared in many regional and national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction by Rick Reilly

Bill Plaschke. Her Blue Haven
-- from The Los Angeles Times

Frank Deford.
Almost a Hero
-- from Sports Illustrated

Eugene Robinson.
The Cuban Ali
-- from The Washington Post Magazine

Bob Norman.
Backyard Bloodbath
-- from New Times Broward-Palm Beach

Juliet Macur.
Please Let Me Die
-- from The Dallas Morning News

William Nack.
A Name on the Wall
-- from Sports Illustrated

Mark Kram.
Jr. Joe's Gift
-- from The Philadelphia Daily News

Karl Taro Greenfeld.
Blind to Failure
-- from Time

Michael Leahy.
Transition Game
-- from The Washington Post

Mike Lupica.
Recalling Brother's Bravest Hour
-- from The New York Daily News

Mike Bianchi.
Nightmare Is Real for Mourners
-- from The Orlando Sentinel

Gene Wojciechowski.
Last Call
-- from ESPN.com

Adam Schefter.
Seeing the Light
-- from The Denver Post

Rick Telander.
Making Their Points
-- from The Chicago Sun-Times

Art Thiel.
No Angst in All-Star Ichiro
-- from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Scott Ostler.
Don't Go All Rasheed About This
-- from The San Francisco Chronicle

Steve Hummer.
We All Have Some Inner Daly, but Most of Us Suppress It
-- from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Steve Rushin.
Cold Comfort
-- from Sports Illustrated

Dan Neil.
Big Night in Bithlo
-- from Car and Driver

Dan Le Batard.
Detour
-- from ESPN: The Magazine

Peter Richmond.
Flesh and Blood
-- from GQ

Gary Smith.
Higher Education
-- from Sports Illustrated

Elizabeth Gilbert.
Near Death in the Afternoon
-- from GQ

Tom Scocca.
Blood Sport
-- from Baltimore City Paper

Steve Friedman.
It's Gonna Suck to Be You
-- from Outside

Skip Hollandsworth.
The Killing of Alydar
-- from Texas Monthly

Joshua Harris Prager.
Giants' 1951 Comeback Wasn't All It Seemed
-- from The Wall Street Journal

Jeanne Marie Laskas.
The Enlightened Man
-- from Esquire


Biographical Notes
Notable Sports Writing of 2001

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