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The Face of Baseball

Sheed, Wilfrid

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ISBN 10: 0934738599 / ISBN 13: 9780934738590
Published by Thomasson-grant, Charlottesville, Va., 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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photos of great baseball players of the period.and some near great. and some retired. Size: Oblong. Bookseller Inventory # 019280

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Title: The Face of Baseball

Publisher: Thomasson-grant, Charlottesville, Va.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Photography By John Weiss

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Minus

Edition: First Edition.

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Photographs capturing major league baseball players preparing for games are accompanied by profiles of the players and an essay on the changing face of professional baseball

From Publishers Weekly:

Weiss, who began stalking major-league players in 1984, here compiles a book of striking, wonderfully revealing photographs. These aren't the figures-in-action shots seen in sports magazines, but pictures of players stretching and kidding around in the dugout, of players at ease in those moments before the pressure and drama of playing the game. But the real gems are the portraits. Weiss set up a black dropcloth near the dugout and enticed the 67 players depicted here to mug and pose. The resulting color photographs are beguiling. Captured are former Yankee Willie Randolph's quiet intensity, pitcher Vida Blue's charming good humor. Former Yankee manager Lou Pinella's face is relaxed and inviting, and batting champion Tony Gwynn's is even more so. Longtime fan Sheed's essay is both a meditation on these well-known faces and on the average fan's attachment to the game. Weiss's afterword describes his working habits and relates choice anecdotes he collected along with these uncommon faces. (June).
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