A Great and Glorious Game: Baseball Writings of a. Bartlett Giamatti by David Halberstam buy used Used & Rare price $6.93 new from$18.20 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:1565121929 ISBN - 13:9781565121928 Seller Comments: FREE TRACKING/DELIVERY CONFIRMATION ON ALL ORDERS! ! A great value for the avid reader! GOOD can range from a well cared for book in great condition to average with signs of slight wear. Overall, All text in great shape! Ships Safe, Secure, & Fast! 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! From the Publisher With a foreword by David Halberstam. He spoke out against player trading. He banned Pete Rose from baseball for gambling. He even asked sports fans to clean up their acts. Bart Giamatti was baseball''s Renaissance man and its commissioner. In A GREAT AND GLORIOUS GAME, a collection of spirited, incisive essays, Giamatti reflects on the meaning of the game. Baseball, for him, was a metaphor for life. He artfully argues that baseball is much more than an American "pastime." "Baseball is about going home," he wrote, "and how hard it is to get there and how driven is our need." And in his powerful 1989 decision to ban Pete Rose from baseball, Giamatti states that no individual is superior to the game itself, just as no individual is superior to our democracy. A GREAT AND GLORIOUS GAME is a thoughtful meditation on baseball, character, and values by one of the most eloquent men in the world of sport.