by Ronald Mayer
A Collection of 101 Poems Celebrating Immortal Players, Classic Games, and Wacky Events of the National Pastime
Baseball Memories is a collection of 101 poems celebrating America’s national pastime--baseball. The focus is not one team, player, or event. Many outstanding players and their achievements are recalled, for example: Joe DiMaggio’s 56- game hitting streak, Ted Williams .406 batting title in 1941, and the magical pitching of Orel Hershiser, just to mention a few. Some of the wild and zany events Major League Baseball would love to forget are highlighted, including the night in Cleveland when the club ran a promotion selling 12 ounces of beer at the ridiculously low price of 10 cents or at Dodger Stadium when someone had the bright but eventual disastrous idea to hold Ball Night. And then there are the classic games that are simply fun to recall and relive: in 1993 when the Toronto Blue Jays won their second consecutive World Series in dramatic fashion or the more recent 2016 World Series when every baseball fan was watching two teams, the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, both having failed to win a Fall Classic in many, many years. The last World Series championship for Chicago was 1908 and for the Indians 1948.
For those of you too young to remember or perhaps have forgotten there is a poem entitled, “The Craziest Trade Ever.” It is totally true and quite bizarre. This is only a small taste of what Baseball Memories is all about. These 101 poems will delight, inform, entertain, and may even bring tears. And it will make Brooklyn Dodger fans angry.
Page Count: 210
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: February 9, 2020
Imprint: Sunbury Press
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
POETRY / Subjects & Themes / General