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Gil Gamesh, the only pitcher who ever literally tried to kill the
umpire. The ex-con first baseman, John Baal, "The Babe Ruth of the
Big House," who never hit a home run sober. If you''ve never heard
of them-or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball
team in American history-it''s because of the Communist plot, and
the capitalist scandal, that expunged the entire Patriot League
from baseball memory.
In this ribald, richly imagined, and wickedly satiric novel, Roth
turns baseball''s status as national pastime and myth into an
occasion for unfettered picaresque farce, replete with heroism and
perfidy, ebullient wordplay and a cast of characters that includes
the House Un-American Activities Committee.