Ring Around The Bases

Ring Around The Bases

by Ring Lardner

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Overview

More Than any other writer in the twentieth century, Ring Lardner was identified with baseball. His years as a newspaper reporter in Chicago covering the Cubs and White Sox gave him inside knowledge of the sport and how it reflected the American experience. Lardner's baseball short stories remain the core of his career and the basis of his enduring reputation. With his unerring eye for detail and his sense of the absurd, Lardner ranged over the entire game. He probed not only the nature of the game but also the lives of the men who played it. His famous portraits, such as those in "Alibi Ike" and "My Roomy," express his complex responses to baseball and the people associated with it. Historically accurate and richly textured, Ring Around the Bases reveals the master at the height of his craft and celebrates the American pastime. The collection is the ultimate lineup in baseball fiction. Ring Around the Bases was originally published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1992 in cloth. This new paperback edition includes an additional uncollected short story. Located after the publication of the cloth edition, "The Courtship of T. Dorgan" truly makes this volume of thirty-four stories the complete Lardner baseball collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570035319
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 660
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

ForewordVII
IntroductionIX
Gee! It's a Wonderful GameI
You Know Me Al
A Busher's Letters Home7
The Busher Comes Back25
The Busher's Honeymoon45
A New Busher Breaks in66
The Busher's Kid88
The Busher Beats It Hence109
Call for Mr. Keefe!129
The Busher Reenlists146
The Battle of Texas163
Along Came Ruth179
The Busher Pulls a Mays195
My Roomy212
Sick 'Em232
Horseshoes255
Back to Baltimore277
Alibi Ike295
Harmony313
The Poor Simp331
Where Do You Get That Noise?348
Good for the Soul365
The Crook390
The Hold-Out411
The Yellow Kid430
The Bull Pen450
Women455
Hurry Kane465
Lose With a Smile
One Hit, One Error, One Left486
When the Moon Comes over the Mountain498
Lose with a Smile509
Meet Me in St. Louie520
Holycaust531
The Ides of June543
Take a Walk555
Articles
The Cost of Baseball569
The 1919 World Series576
The Courtship of T. Dorgan610
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