The Soul Of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'neil's America

March 11, 2008|
The Soul Of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'neil's America by Joe Posnanski
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When legendary Negro League player Buck O''Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O''Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game.

The Soul of Baseball is as much the story of Buck O''Neil as it is the story of baseball. Driven by a relentless optimism and his two great passions—for America''s pastime and for jazz, America''s music—O''Neil played solely for love. In an era when greedy, steroid-enhanced athletes have come to characterize professional ball, Posnanski offers a salve for the damaged spirit: the uplifting life lessons of a truly extraordinary man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy and love life.

A senior writer atSports Illustrated, Joe Posnanski has twice been named the Best Sports Columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work at the Kansas City Star. He is the author ofThe Good StuffandThe Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O''Neil''s America, which won the prestigious Casey Award for best ...
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Title:The Soul Of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'neil's America
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 in
Published:March 11, 2008
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060854041

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