Pennant Race

Pennant Race

Jim Brosnan / Dec 09, 2019

Pennant Race The companion piece to his baseball classic The Long Season Jim Brosnan s Pennant Race recounts the game by game lives of the Cincinnati Reds during their pennant winning season as only Mr Brosn

  • Title: Pennant Race
  • Author: Jim Brosnan
  • ISBN: 9781566635493
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • The companion piece to his baseball classic The Long Season, Jim Brosnan s Pennant Race recounts the game by game lives of the Cincinnati Reds during their pennant winning 1961 season as only Mr Brosnan could write it He was a pitcher with Cincinnati that season, but also as The Long Season had proved one of the sharpest and wittiest writers baseball ever produced HisThe companion piece to his baseball classic The Long Season, Jim Brosnan s Pennant Race recounts the game by game lives of the Cincinnati Reds during their pennant winning 1961 season as only Mr Brosnan could write it He was a pitcher with Cincinnati that season, but also as The Long Season had proved one of the sharpest and wittiest writers baseball ever produced His insider s account concentrates on how and why the Reds won the pennant that year But as with The Long Season, Mr Brosnan displays an uncanny knack for capturing the alternating excitement and tedium of a baseball season, its colorful characters, and the droll and uproarious aspects of everyday baseball One of the best baseball books ever written If we allow it to be called a diary, it is probably one of the best American diaries as well Jim Brosnan is a gifted observer His book is beautifully constructed, helped no end by the essential unity and chronology of a baseball season, and strengthened by a central theme the increasing possibility that the Reds will win the pennant The book bristles with pungent dialogue, some of it hilarious, some bitter Arnold Hano, New York Times Book Review As the Samuel Pepys of the league champions, Brosnan obviously knows his baseball, writes about it wittily, informally and with irony He is a cynical, tough professional athlete and his book makes wonderful reading for anyone who knows the difference between Chris Pelekoudas and Charles McCabe William Hogan, San Francisco Chronicle.

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    1. The second of his baseball diaries. Both books are classics.If, like me, you grew up in the late '50s/early '60s as a baseball fan, you'll really enjoy both of Brosnan's books. Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, Don Drysdale, Ernie Banks and Willie Mays are just some of the names that come up, as well as many of the lesser-known, journeymen players of the era.


    2. Jim Brosnan was a relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in 1961. He describes the National League race where the underdog Reds win the pennant. It is a bit of a dated baseball book. Since I am 65, I still remember Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson, Don Drysdale and Warren Spahn among others. There are some really good baseball stories but nothing that would create great controversy or scandal. I also got a kick out of reading Brosnan's analysis of the pitiful 1 [...]


    3. In this follow-up to The Long Season, Broz gives us his bullpen's-eye view of the Red's improbable 1961 season, which saw them claiming the National League flag, before coming up short to the Maris-Mantle-Ford led Yankees in the World Series. A well written guided tour of the rollercoaster ride that is any pennant race, at the remove of 50 years the book can certainly be deemed to be short on Political Correctness, particularly with regard to female fans, as well as Black and Latino ballplayers. [...]


    4. A very well written book about the pressures and stress a major league player goes through during the season. I enjoyed his insight as to the way the stadiums of the sixties were configured, fans right behind the players in the bullpen. I enjoyed this season as I was following baseball closely then. The Reds lost to the Yankees 4 games to 1. Brosnan pitched 6 innings, gave up 9 hits and had a 7.5 ERA in the Series. Unfortunately, they made the Series during the incredible run the Yankees had in [...]


    5. Originally published in 1962, this is Jim Brosnan's diary of the 1961 season. The Cincinnati Reds were picked to finish sixth that year, but won the National League pennant.As a baseball fan I enjoyed this book for a couple different reasons. One, it took me back to a different time. Baseball has changed significantly in the 50+ years since Brosnan wrote this. I had forgotten that teams opened the season with 28 players, and only cut them down to 25 a month after the season began. There are lots [...]


    6. I felt this book was a solid read, though likely, by 1961's standard was far more polarizing and controversial. Presently, the book reads a tad dull and colorless, with the detail he provides falling into a repetitive rhythm. This book is worth the read, though is not a world-beater by any stretch. Considering its era, Pennant Race is quite respectable.


    7. Not the right edition but then I'm not sure I read it anyway. I wonder if it was serialized in Sports Illustrated? If so then I definitely read it. Date read is a guess.



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