Phillies Reader

Phillies Reader

By: Richard Orodenker (author)Paperback

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An anthology of some of the best writing about the up-and-down history of the Philadelphia Phillies, this updated paperback edition features several new essays-including one about Citizens Bank Park-and the team's recent history. The stories herein provide fans with some of the best sportswriting about the woes and triumphs of Phillies baseball. The Phillies Reader features essays on the athletic achievements of such legendary players as Chuck Klein, Richie Ashburn, Dick Allen, and Mike Schmidt; the political turmoil surrounding the \u0022ok\u0022 from manager Ben Chapman to \u0022ride\u0022 Jackie Robinson about the color of his skin; the bizarre shooting of Eddie Waitkus; the heroics of the Whiz Kids; the heartbreak of '64; and the occasional triumphs and frequent travails of controversial managers Gene Mauch, Frank Lucchesi, and Danny Ozark. It asks why fans boo great players such as Del Ennis, but forgave Pat Burrell for his horrendous 2003 slump. Featuring essays by Red Smith, Pete Dexter, Roger Angell, and James Michener, among others, The Phillies Reader presents a compendium of Phillies literature that reveals what it is that makes legends.

About Author

Richard Orodenker teaches American Studies and English at Penn State Abington and Community College of Philadelphia. He is author of The Writers' Game: Baseball Writing in America, Twentieth-Century American Sportswriters, and American Sportswriters and Writers on Sports. Contributors: Charles Dryden, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Robert W. Creamer, Jack Orr, Al Horwits, Red Smith, Bill Veeck, Ed Linn, Roger Kahn, Wendell Smith, Dan Burley, Claude E. Harrison, Jr., Ira Berkow, Bob Stevens, Joe Williams, Edgar Williams, Mike Gaven, John Lardner, Ed Linn, Furman Bisher, Walter Bingham, Si Burick, Larry Merchant, Ray Robinson, Arnold Hano, Sandy Grady, Stan Hochman, Bob Uecker, Mickey Herskovitz, Roy Blount, Fr., Tom Cushman, Frank Dolson, Allen Lewis, Bill Conlin, James A. Michener, Tony Kornheiser, Pat Jordan, Ted Silary, Thomas Boswell, Wilfrid Sheed, Pete Dexter, Roger Angell, George Vecsey, Bruce Bushel.


IntroductionPart I: Early Years1. Delahanty Hits Four Home Runs - The Chicago Tribune2. "Young Cy" vs. The Phillies - Charles Dryden3. How I Lost the 1915 World Series - Grover Cleveland Alexander4. When Casey Was a Phillie - Robert W. CreamerPart II: Futile Phils5. The Pitchless Wonders - Jack Orr6. Klein Hits Four Home Runs - The Philadelphia Inquirer7. The Doormats of the Loop - Al Horwits8. Nugent Show Them, Instead - Red SmithPart III: Phillies in Black and White9. The All-Black Phillies? - Bill Veeck as told to Ed Linn10. "We Doan Need No Niggers Here" - Roger Kahn11. "Phillies Warned On 'Riding' Jackie" - Wendell Smith12. Major League "Dozens" Playing - Dan Burley13. Johnny Kennedy - Claude E. Harrison, JrPart IV: Whiz Kids14. Eddie Waitkus - Ira Berkow15. The Whiz Kids Come of Age - Bob Stevens16. Game Two, 1950 - Joe Williams17. First Robin of Fling (Robin Roberts) - Edgar Williams18. The Nebraska Comet (Richie Ashburn) - Mike Gaven19. Baseball Eye - John Lardner20. The Tragedy of the Phillies - Ed LinnPart V: The Mauch Years21. The Many Moods of Mauch - Furman Bisher22. The Dalton Gang Rides Again - Walter Bingham23. One in a Row - Sandy Grady24. What It Feels Like to Lose 23 in a Row - Si Burick25. Something Special (Dick Allen) - Larry Murchant26. Daddy's Day Pitcher (Jim Bunning) - Ray Robinson27. A Week with the Phillies - Arnold Hano28. Out with a Whimper - Sandy Grady29. The Survivors of '64: Johnny Callison - Stan Hochman30. Uecker's (Next-to) Last Hurrah - Bob Uecker and Mickey HerskovitzPart VI: The Lucchesi Interlude31. Thoroughly Modern Phillies - Roy Blount, Jr.32. The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strained - Tom Cushman33. The Axman Cometh (Frank Lucchesi) - Frank DolsonPart VII: The Ozark Era34. Mike Schmidt Hits Four Home Runs - Allen Lewis35. A Flag for Betsy Ross's Town - Red Smith36. The Ten Minute Collapse - Bill Conlin37. Life and Death through the Years with the Phillies - James A. Michener38. Body and Soul (Mike Schmidt) - Tony Kornheiser39. Thin Mountain Air (Steve Carlton) - Pat Jordan40. The Wizard of Oze, through the Years (Danny Ozark) - Ted SilaryPart VIII: Championship Seasons41. 1980: It Wasn't Pretty but It Sure Was Fun - Thomas Boswell42. What Money Hath (and Hathn't) Wrought - Wilfrid Sheed43. Bah, Humbug! - Pete Dexter44. The Metroliner Series - Roger Angell45. Long-Haired Aliens Cross the Border - George Vecsey46. Game Four-When Four Hours, 14 Minutes and 14 Runs Weren't Enough - Bruce Bushel

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781592133987
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781592133987
  • ISBN10: 1592133983

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