The Best American Sports Writing 2000
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As its tenth birthday approaches, The Best American Sports Writing is at the top of its game. In the past decade, it has been hailed as "a must for any sports fan" and "a venerable institution" and has showcased promising new talents along with Pulitzer Prize winners such as David Halberstam, Richard Ford, and John McPhee. With the 2000 edition, best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Dick Schaap continues this tradition of excellence by bringing together the finest sports writing to appear in the past year. These pieces will delight fans of all athletic endeavors, from football to fishing, from basketball to birdwatching. From more than 350 publications, Schaap has chosen essays that reach beyond the scores to the people and emotions behind the game.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2000
ISBN: 0618012095
ISBN-13: 9780618012091

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Publisher's Description

As its tenth birthday approaches, THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING is at the top of its game. In the past decade, it has been hailed as “a must for any sports fan” and “a venerable institution” and has showcased promising new talents along with Pulitzer Prize winners such as David Halberstam, Richard Ford, and John McPhee. With the 2000 edition, best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning sports journalist Dick Schaap continues this tradition of excellence by bringing together the finest sports writing to appear in the past year. These pieces will delight fans of all athletic endeavors, from football to fishing, from basketball to birdwatching. From more than 350 publications, Schaap has chosen essays that reach beyond the scores to the people and emotions behind the game.

Author Bio

GLENN STOUT is a freelance writer, author, and editorial consultant and has served as Series Editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception. He is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912, and has collaborated with Richard Johnson on Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, The Cubs and The Dodgers. Stout has lived in and around Boston for 20 years. Currently he lives in Vermont. 
 

Publisher's Weekly

This annual collection of the year's best sports writing contains some extraordinary works, engaging and insightful, varied enough to keep the reader's interest over several pieces. Fans of traditional American sports, however, may be disappointed with the collection's particular subjects, for there are only a few articles about the four major American sports of baseball, basketball, football and hockey. These include two excellent basketball articles, David Halberstam's "He Got a Shot in the NBA and It Went In," and Matt Teague's "Return of the White Man." Most of the other pieces focus on extreme sports such as skateboarding, rock climbing and motorcycle jumping (Allison Glock's Touch of Knievel), or on less popular sports like swimming. Many of the best articles, such as Bryan Burrough's "Storm Warning," about yacht racing, and Jonathan Miles's story about action bowling, may be enjoyed by traditional sports fans because they describe elements, such as competition and athleticism, that are constants in all sports. These same readers, however, might be discouraged by the many articles iconcerning subjects that can be considered sports only marginally, such as cock fighting, professional wrestling and poker. Nonetheless, Americans are always interested in collections of the best, and this one will probably become a popular gift book. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Editorial Reviews

"[These stories] allow readers to experience the moments of drama, poignancy, high emotion, and quiet reflection that sport can produce." (on THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1999)

Kirkus Reviews

"Rewarding, informative, and frequently quirky." The Arizona Daily Star

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