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Title The best American sports writing 2020 / edited and with an introduction by Jackie MacMullan ; Glenn Stout, series editor.

Publication Info. Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  796 BEST 2020    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  814.608 BES    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  796 BES    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  796.0973 BEST 2020    On Display
Description xxvi, 334 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Best American series
Best American sports writing series
Best American series.
Best American sports writing series.
Note Reprinted from various periodicals.
Contents For people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia, baseball brings back fun memories / Bill Plaschke -- The believer / Davy Rothbart -- As the border bled, Juárez watched the game it waited nice years for / Roberto José Andrade Franco -- Which way, Richmond? Which way, America? / Kurt Streeter -- Shooting a tiger / Bryan Burrough -- Chaos at the top of the world / Joshua Hammer -- The symptoms / Nick Paumgarten -- The grandmaster diet / Aishwarya Kumar -- Gritty all day long / Mark Gozonsky -- Did Venus Williams ever get her due? / Elizabeth Weil -- Champion moves / Chloé Cooper Jones -- He told a kid to slide. Then he got sued / Steve Politi -- The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017, part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball / Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich -- Disqualified / Tim Layden -- How NBA executive Jeff David stole $13 million from the Sacramento Kings / Kevin Arnovitz -- The bicycle thief / Steven Leckart -- Fumbled recovery / Chris Ballard -- Patriot Act / May Jeong -- 44 years. 41 allegations. Now the past is catching up / Mike Kessler and Mark Fainaru-Wada -- The exiled and the devil's sideshow / John Griswold -- Olympic cyclist Catlin was driven to the end / Kent Babb -- What it's like to die from heatstroke / Amy Ragsdale and Peter Stark -- The champion who picked a date to die / Andrew Keh -- A second chance / Emily Giambalvo -- Whatever happened to Villanova basketball star Shelly Pennefather? " So I made this deal with God." / Elizabeth Merrill.
Summary For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has been a showcase for the most exceptional sports journalism of the previous year, selected by an acclaimed guest editor. Represented in this year's collection are giants in the field as well as up-and-coming writers to watch--the only shared traits among the diverse styles and voices are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing and the pure passion they tap into.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-334).
Subject Sports literature -- United States.
Sports -- United States.
Sports journalism -- United States.
Genre/Form Essays.
Sports writing.
Added Author MacMullan, Jackie, editor.
Stout, Glenn, 1958- series editor.
ISBN 9780358196990 (paperback)
035819699X (paperback)
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