By Red Smith,Daniel Okrent
Here are Smith’s indelible profiles of activities luminaries, which convey his present for distilling a career’s essence in one column. Unforgettable bills of historical occasions—Bobby Thompson’s Shot Heard ’Round the area, Don Larsen’s excellent online game within the 1956 international sequence, the 1st Ali-Frazier fight—are joined through extra offbeat tales that reveal Smith’s unmistakable wit, intelligence, and breadth of feeling. the following, too, are extra own glimpses into Smith’s lifestyles and paintings, published in tales approximately his lifelong ardour for fishing and in “My Press-Box Memoirs,” a 1975 memory for Esquire amassed right here for the 1st time.
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American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith (Library of America) by Red Smith,Daniel Okrent