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The Resource Summer of '68 : the season that changed baseball-- and America-- forever, Tim Wendel

Summer of '68 : the season that changed baseball-- and America-- forever, Tim Wendel

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Summer of '68 : the season that changed baseball-- and America-- forever
Title
Summer of '68
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the season that changed baseball-- and America-- forever
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Tim Wendel
Title variation
  • Summer of 1968
  • Summer of nineteen sixty-eight
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the season that changed baseball-- and America-- forever
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Language
eng
Summary
Overview: From the beginning, '68 was a season rocked by national tragedy and sweeping change. Opening Day was postponed and later played in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral. That summer, as the pennant races were heating up, the assassination of Robert Kennedy was later followed by rioting at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But even as tensions boiled over and violence spilled into the streets, something remarkable was happening in major league ballparks across the country. Pitchers were dominating like never before, and with records falling and shut-outs mounting, many began hailing '68 as "The Year of the Pitcher." In Summer of '68, Tim Wendel takes us on a wild ride through a season that saw such legends as Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, Don Drysdale, and Luis Tiant set new standards for excellence on the mound, each chasing perfection against the backdrop of one of the most divisive and turbulent years in American history. For some players, baseball would become an insular retreat from the turmoil encircling them that season, but for a select few, including Gibson and the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals, the conflicts of '68 would spur their performances to incredible heights and set the stage for their own run at history. Meanwhile in Detroit-which had burned just the summer before during one of the worst riots in American history- '68 instead found the city rallying together behind a colorful Tigers team led by McLain, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton, and Al Kaline. The Tigers would finish atop the American League, setting themselves on a highly anticipated collision course with Gibson's Cardinals. And with both teams' seasons culminating in a thrilling World Series for the ages-one team playing to establish a dynasty, the other fighting to help pull a city from the ashes-what ultimately lay at stake was something even larger: baseball's place in a rapidly changing America that would never be the same. In vivid, novelistic detail, Summer of '68 tells the story of this unforgettable season-the last before rule changes and expansion would alter baseball forever-when the country was captivated by the national pastime at the moment it needed the game most
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Wendel, Tim
Dewey number
796.3570973/09046
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV863.A1
LC item number
W446 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Baseball
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Baseball
  • United States
  • Baseball
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the season that changed baseball-- and America-- forever
Label
Summer of '68 : the season that changed baseball-- and America-- forever, Tim Wendel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Preface -- Part 1: Bad Moon Rising -- Part 2: On The Brink Of A Dynasty -- Part 3: Eager For A Second Chance -- Part 4: Fire Down Below -- Part 5: Rewriting The Record Book -- Part 6: Great Confrontation -- Part 7: Never The Same Again -- Aftermath -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn744287793
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306820182
Lccn
2011047084
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)744287793
Label
Summer of '68 : the season that changed baseball-- and America-- forever, Tim Wendel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part 1: Bad Moon Rising -- Part 2: On The Brink Of A Dynasty -- Part 3: Eager For A Second Chance -- Part 4: Fire Down Below -- Part 5: Rewriting The Record Book -- Part 6: Great Confrontation -- Part 7: Never The Same Again -- Aftermath -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn744287793
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306820182
Lccn
2011047084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)744287793

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