[PDF / Epub] ☀ The Long Season ✍ Jim Brosnan – Survivingtheholocaust.us

The Long Season Reading The Long Season Author Jim Brosnan Varunahuja.live The Classic Inside Account Of A Baseball Year By A Major League Pitcher It Begins, Appropriately, With The Winter Doldrums And Sweating Out A New Contract, Then Follows The Author And His Family To Spring Training In Florida And Through The Full Season S Schedule To October One Of The Best Baseball Books Ever Written It Is Probably One Of The Best American Diaries As Well New York Times Book Review The Greatest Baseball Book Ever Written Jimmy Cannon.

[PDF / Epub] ☀ The Long Season  ✍ Jim Brosnan – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • The Long Season
  • Jim Brosnan
  • English
  • 14 February 2017
  • 1566634180

    10 thoughts on “[PDF / Epub] ☀ The Long Season ✍ Jim Brosnan – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    What a fabulous baseball book Well written, insightful, thoughtful, and down to earth To think that it was written about a season close to 60 years ago is amazing to me, as it still rings modern We can set aside the contractual issues over 20,000 a year, and no agents, and a few other things, but the core of the game comes to light Brosnan put together a great diary that ranks up there with the best diaries of any subject I would a...


  2. says:

    My annual pre season baseball book to get me in the mood The author is a highly literate baseball player, which is not common He began the book a memoir of his 1959 season as a pitcher with a glossary of terms Most were familiar to me, but it indicated his interest in the language of baseball Kathy and I have also commented on this when watching TV coverage of the Washington Nationals The color commentator seems to always come up with new phrases, like He s sittin dead red I think t My annual pre season baseball book to get me in the mood The author is a highly literate baseball player, which is not common He began the book a memoir of his 1959 season as a pitcher with a glossary of terms Most were familiar to me, but it indicated his interest in the language of baseball Kathy and I have also commented on this when watching TV coverage of the Washington Nationals The color commentator seems to always come up with new phrases, like He s sittin dead red I think that means that the batter was expecting a fastball Much of the baseball portion of the book was thoughts and discussion about how to approach various hitters wha...


  3. says:

    Ah, the pernicious persistence of preconceived notions whether because of Ted Williams famously ventilated dicta regarding the stupidity of Major League pitchers, or from being exposed to BULL DURHAM at an impressionable age, I have always found myself surprised to find that my favorite Baseball memoirs have been written by pitchers rather than catchers...


  4. says:

    Catchers, of course have underdeveloped brains or they would never have chosen that particular job, but X rays of their heads would probably be useless Masochists are what they are A man must love to get banged up if he deliberately chooses to be a catcher Insightful at times and a fun book, an obvious precursor to Ball Four Unlike Bouton who I think really was a social outcast Brosnan comes across as cerebral for a baseball player but still personable, and without a ghostwriter or an Catchers, of course have underdeveloped brains or they would never have chosen that particular job, but X rays of their heads would probably be useless Masochists are what they are A man must love to get banged up if he deliberately chooses to be a catcher Insightful at times and a fun book, an obvious precursor to Ball Four Unlike Bouton who I think really was a social outcast Brosnan comes across as cerebral for a baseball player but still personab...


  5. says:

    I was torn whether to rate this as a 2 or a 3 It is definitely an interesting look into mid 20th century baseball, from an insider s perspective, but it often gets bogged down in unnecessary details What I found most surprising was the way that baseball was portrayed as a fairly unathletic endeavor Most of the players areconcerned with chewing tobacco,...


  6. says:

    Very entertaining behind the scenes look at the 1959 baseball season written by a middling relief pitcher named Jim Brosnan Brosnan sounds to me like a cross between Ring Lardner and the back of a bubble gum card, if the bubble gum card were being used as a book mark inside a volume of Twain It s less about scores and all the usual Joe Shlobotnik Story stuff than it is about the way players look at the world, spend their time, and experience the ups and downs of their profession which is surpr Very entertaining behind the scenes look at the 1959 baseball season written by a middling relief pitcher named Jim Brosnan Brosnan sounds to me like a cross between Ring Lardner and the back of a bubble gum card, if the bubble gum card...


  7. says:

    A dozen years before Jim Bouton s lid lifting Ball Four, another nervy Jim Brosnan, a middling middle reliever wrote this boldly factual account of life in the trenches of major league baseball A working class sometime her...


  8. says:

    An enjoyable book I first started getting interested in MLB about this time and many of the players mentioned in the book brought back memories of that time.


  9. says:

    The Long Season is pitcher Jim Brosnan s diary of the 1959 season that he started with St Louis before being traded midseason to the Redlegs The focus is less on the games andon the interactions with teammates, coaches, the manager, and trainer The book is candid in its unflattering portrayal of, among others, the Cardinal manager Solly Hemus and broadcaster Harry Caray My dad took me to my first baseball game in September 1958 when I was almost 7 years old and I had a lot of baseball The Long Season is pitcher Jim Brosnan s diary of the 1959 season that he started with St Louis before being traded midseason to the Redlegs The focus is less on the games andon the interactions with teammates, coaches, the manager, and trainer The book is candid in its unflattering portrayal of, among others, ...


  10. says:

    I had a baseball card of Jim Brosnan in a Cincinnati Reds uniform He was a spectacled fellow with horn rim glasses His teammates called him the professor He was always talking about words and their meanings Turns out he was a fair baseball pitcher and a pretty good writer He starts the season with the St Louis Cardinals and is eventually traded to the Reds This book is his diary of the 1959 baseball season and paints a very realistic picture of what it was to be a ball player in that era I had a baseball card of Jim Brosnan in a Cincinnati Reds uniform He was a spectacled fellow with horn rim glasses His teammates called him the professor He was always talking about words and their meanings Turns out he was a fair baseball pitcher and a pretty good writer He starts the season with the St ...

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