Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball (Paperback)

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One of America's finest poets joins forces with one of baseball's most outrageous pitchers to paint a revealing portrait of our national game. Donald Hall's forceful, yet elegant, prose brings together all the elements of Dock Ellis's story into a seamless whole.  The two of them, the pitcher and the poet, give us remarkable insight into the customs and culture of this closed clannish world.  Dock's keen vision, filtered through Hall's extraordinary voice, shows us the hardships and problems of the thinking athlete in an unthinking world.

About the Author

Donald Hall is the author of nine collections of poetry, the Caldecott Award-winning children’s book The Ox-Cart Man, and a collection of essays on sports, Fathers Playing Catch with Sons. He lives in Danbury, New Hampshire.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780671659882
ISBN-10: 067165988X
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: April 15th, 1989
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Fireside Sports Classics