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The Soul Of Baseball

A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

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The Soul Of Baseball 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.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
HarperCollins
Pages
282
Dimensions
136x203x19
ISBN-13
9780060854041
Product ID
3808148

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