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Playing Hard Ball

County Cricket and Big League Baseball


Συγγραφέας: Smith E.T.
Εκδότης: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349116662
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 224
Διαστάσεις: 20x1x13
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2000
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2000

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Playing Hard Ball"

PLAYING HARD BALL is a unique sports book, a cultural comparison of two national games - cricket, English in origin and American baseball - written from the viewpoint of a top-class practitioner of both codes. Ed Smith - the young Cambridge University and Kent batsman - has spent the winters since 1998 in Spring Training with the New York Mets baseball team. It has enabled Ed to contrast and compare arguably the two most iconic of sports from the inside. In fact, baseball had a thriving following in Britain until the Great War: Derby County's former stadium was called the Baseball Ground; Tottenham Hotspur was at first a baseball club. Apart from learning two very different techniques, Ed learned that the sports' ultimate heroes, the Babe and the Don - Babe Ruth and Don Bradman - might as well have come from different planets, whilst baseball's pristine Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is a far cry from the ramshackle cricket museum at Lord's. Ed Smith's PLAYING HARD BALL draws on these intriguing comparisons to paint a two-sided portrait of sports most illustrous 'hitting games'.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Smith E.T.
Κατηγορία: αθλητισμός
ISBN: 9780349116662
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/01/2000
Εκδότης: Little, Brown Book Group
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 224
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 160 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x1x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Section: 8, colour
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2000
Προηγούμενος τίτλος βιβλίου: "Playing Hard Ball: A Kent County Cricketer's Journey into Big League Baseball"

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