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Hardcover One for the Record: The Inside Story of Hank Aaron's Chase for the Home Run Record Book

ISBN: 0316326933

ISBN13: 9780316326933

One for the Record: The Inside Story of Hank Aaron's Chase for the Home Run Record

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The inside story of Hank Aaron's chase for the home run record, repackaged and with a foreword by Bob Costas and new material from the Plimpton Archives. In One For the Record, George Plimpton recounts Hank Aaron's thrilling race to become the new home run champion. Amidst media frenzy and death threats, Aaron sought to beat Babe Ruth's record. In 1974, he finally succeeded. A fascinating examination of the psychology of baseball players, One For...

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Classic Plimpton

This is a fun little book even if you know only a shred about baseball. It's a wonderful story about the thoughts in people's minds and of their experiences as they are part of a momentous event...be it a part from a distance or from practical participation. There are tornado warnings (literally), bad luck at the concession stand, and a truly hilarious event involving an oblivious telephone operator. From an entertainment aspect, it may include a limited amount of volume for a novice fan, but as a baseball junkie and from an historical AND entertainment perspective...a copy of this book was one of my father's most precious childhood gifts.
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