Dingers!: A Short History Of The Long Ball by Peter KeatingDingers!: A Short History Of The Long Ball by Peter Keating

Dingers!: A Short History Of The Long Ball

byPeter Keating

Hardcover | May 17, 2006

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No single act in sports has had as great an impact on our culture, our language, and our imagination as the home run. So how come weve had to wait so long for the definitive biography! Dingers! tells the history of the round-tripper, from Babe Ruth to the chasing and breaking of the Babe's records to today's pumped-up tater totals. Its narrative will trace the relationship among home runs, players, and fans, showing how "going yard" has grown in importance to the point where jacking the ball over the wall often overshadows the actual results of games. Easy to read forhistory, browse for nuggets, or use for reference, Dingers! appeals to casual fans and seamheads alike. Think of it as your one-stop guide to going downtown.
With Dingers!, ESPN the Magazine senior writer Peter Keatingapplies his investigative skills and his senseof humor to baseball's signature act: the home run. For the last five years, Keating has authored "The Biz," a column that tackles financial issues from the fan's perspective. His profile of super-agent Leigh Steinberg was named a ...
Title:Dingers!: A Short History Of The Long BallFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 4.81 × 0.76 inPublished:May 17, 2006Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1933060093

ISBN - 13:9781933060095

Appropriate for ages: 13

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