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The Soul of Baseball

A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

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This edition was published in by William Morrow

Written in English

288 pages

When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O'Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game.The Soul of Baseball is as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. Driven by a relentless optimism and his two great passions—for America's pastime and for jazz, America's music—O'Neil played solely for love. In an era when greedy, steroid-enhanced athletes have come to characterize professional ball, Posnanski offers a salve for the damaged spirit: the uplifting life lessons of a truly extraordinary man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy and love life.

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The Soul of Baseball
2008, HarperCollins
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The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America
March 1, 2008, Harper Paperbacks
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The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America
February 27, 2007, William Morrow
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The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America
February 27, 2007, William Morrow
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A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

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When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O'Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game.The Soul of Baseball is as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. Driven by a relentless optimism and his two great passions—for America's pastime and for jazz, America's music—O'Neil played solely for love. In an era when greedy, steroid-enhanced athletes have come to characterize professional ball, Posnanski offers a salve for the damaged spirit: the uplifting life lessons of a truly extraordinary man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy and love life.

The Soul of Baseball

A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America

This edition was published in by William Morrow


The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
288
Dimensions
8.4 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
Weight
13.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9237855M
ISBN 10
0060854030
ISBN 13
9780060854034
OCLC/WorldCat
83305847
Library Thing
2564918
Goodreads
315783

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