The 1998 edition will feature more than 300 photographs, analysis from a popular baseball commentator, and complete boxscores, all packaged in time for holiday gift-giving. All baseball fans will revel in the color photographs of their favorite World Series heros.
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Capping a remarkably exhilarating season in baseball, Great Moments is wise enough to pay respects to the magic that preceded the fall classic before stepping up for a mighty whack at the series itself. If the outcome of the Yankee-Padres pairing was inevitable, the commemorative volume is certainly not predictable. Its combination of fine writing and stunning photography conspire to lure you onto the field and into the stands, bringing you closer to the heart of the game than the coolness of TV broadcasts can do.
True to its title, Great Moments focuses on those instants on which momentum changed and games turned, like Tino Martinez's grand slam and Scott Brosius's magnificent game 4. But it also strives for something more than that: history and perspective. There's a lovely recollection by Mark Kreidler of Tony Gwynn's visit to Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, a tour by Joe Gergen of the importance of baseball to New York, and a convincing argument offered by Hall of Fame writer Leonard Koppett on why these Yanks are the best team ever. The requisite stats and box scores are conveniently located in one place, and a wonderful graphic attends another Koppett essay, "The Season of Swat"; it captures Mark McGwire's heroics one tater at a time. In a season of heroics, it's only fitting that the official World Series commemorative would swing for the seats. --Jeff Silverman
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Book Description Duane Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0942627423