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Baseball's Best Ever


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Ira Berkow is both a Pulitzer-prize winner for national reporting and a Pulitzer-prize finalist for distinguished commentary, and the author of twenty-six books, including the bestsellers Red: A Biography of Red Smith, Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar, and Rockin' Steady: A Guide to Basketball and Cool (with Walt Frazier), as well as nine anthologies of his journalism. A sports reporter and columnist for the New York Times for over two decades, his work has regularly been reprinted in literary anthologies, college rhetoric textbooks, in the prestigious annual anthology Best American Sports Writing, as well as The Best American Sports Writing of the Century. He resides in New York City.


". . . Berkow can turn a phrase like an all-star second baseman turning a double play . . . . [a] collection well worth reading."
-Steven V. Roberts, Washington Post

"Ira Berkow has had such a remarkable career, and in both the simplicity and complexities of the anthology of his work, on one 'game,' it comes alive. I find myself smiling, escaping, remembering, so happy to read, jump around--and his writing is never ending. Baseball's Best Ever is blessed with insights and his gift, but it's also kind, which is the indication of the artist he is."
-Dan Klores, award-winning filmmaker and playwright

"Baseball's Best Ever by Ira Berkow is so much fun. Wonderful writing covering a wide gamut of baseball pieces-from Babe Ruth to Sandy Koufax and Willie Mays to Derek Jeter-and with a personal touch to everything. Terrific, terrific stories."
-Marty Lurie, Talking Baseball, KNBR radio San Francisco

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