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By Red Smith,Daniel Okrent

Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith used to be the main generally learn sportswriter of the final century and the 1st to win the Pulitzer Prize for remark. From the Nineteen Forties to the Eighties, his nationally syndicated columns for the New York bring in Tribune and later for The long island Times traversed the area of activities with literary panache and wry humor. “I’ve constantly had the notion,” Smith as soon as acknowledged, “that humans visit spectator activities to have a good time after which they seize the paper to examine it and feature enjoyable again.” Now, author and editor (and inventor of Rotisserie League Baseball) Daniel Okrent offers the easiest of Smith’s inimitable columns—miniature masterpieces that stay the most fulfilling in sportswriting.

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.

A unique booklet of The Library of America.

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