Out Of My League: The Classic Account Of An Amateur's Ordeal In Professional Baseball by George PlimptonOut Of My League: The Classic Account Of An Amateur's Ordeal In Professional Baseball by George Plimpton

Out Of My League: The Classic Account Of An Amateur's Ordeal In Professional Baseball

byGeorge PlimptonForeword byJane Leavy

Hardcover | April 26, 2016

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The baseball classic that Ernest Hemingway called "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived," now repackaged and including a foreword from Jane Leavy and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives.

The first of Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, OUT OF MY LEAGUE chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur has the chance to answer every fan's question: couldhestrike out a major league star?

Plimpton's inspired idea--to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues--begins as a fun-filled stunt and comes to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end. This honest and hilarious tale features Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Whitey Ford, Ralph Houk, and other baseball greats and is "a baseball book such as no one else ever wrote, and one of the best ever." --New York Herald Tribune
George Plimpton(1927-2003) was the bestselling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of theParis Review. He wrote regularly for such magazines asSports IllustratedandEsquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.
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Title:Out Of My League: The Classic Account Of An Amateur's Ordeal In Professional BaseballFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.75 × 0.75 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316284548

ISBN - 13:9780316284547

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"Sports memoirs, like humor collections, rarely outlive their authors, but Plimpton's books have aged gracefully and even matured. Today they have the additional (and unintended) appeal of vivid history, bearing witness to a mythical era."-Nathaniel Rich, New York Review of Books