Tim Wendel's Summer of '68 brilliantly evokes the glories and the grim realities of that time, when America and .
Tim Wendel's Summer of '68 brilliantly evokes the glories and the grim realities of that time, when America and baseball came to a crossroads, and emerged for the better on the other side. Library Journal, 2/1/12. Ken Burns, filmmaker, creator of the Emmy Award–winning documentary series Baseball As always, Tim Wendel gets to the heart of this game and the complicated republic it so precisely mirrors. Wendel is one of the best baseball book writer. n Summer of '68 he has a great subjec. endel does a fine job of relating the tensions that were coursing through baseball at the time, set against the backdrop of national and international turmoil.
Sports Illustrated, February 23, 1970 ch 2, 1970; McLain, 83, 10. 8 Me?. 8 Me? Revel in the media : McLain, 16. 8 cortisone shots: Mead interview; McLain, 12. 9 McLain’s background: McLain, 13–21; Pattison and Raglin, 109–110. 59 Tom McLain’s death: He’d done a lot for baseball, and he’ ll be the first to let you know it, Chicago Tribune, David Condon, October 27, 1968. 60 clobbered pretty good : Lolich interview.
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The latter argument isn't stated as clearly.
The latter argument isn't stated as clearly. Certainly there are milestones to the 1968 season. It was the "Year of the Pi There is no question that 1968 was a momentous year in American history: the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago
In Summer of '68, Tim Wendel takes us on a wild ride through a season . As a sports book, Summer of '68 is excellent.
In Summer of '68, Tim Wendel takes us on a wild ride through a season that saw such legends as Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, Don Drysdale, and Luis Tiant set new standards for excellence on the mound, each chasing perfection against the backdrop of one of the most divisive and turbulent years in American history. The extraordinary story of the 1968 baseball seasonwhen the game was played to perfection even as the country was being pulled apart at the seams. Wendel does a noble job of attempting to recount the sociocultural moment which nearly boiled over that year, too.
Summer of '68: The Season that Changed Baseball-and America-Forever. It was a highly unusual summer, both for baseball and for America. Boston: Da Capo, 2012. I have had to remind myself ever since that pitchers don't win thirty games every year (Denny McLain) or record ERA of . 2 (Bob Gibson), and that the fabric of American life isn't annually threatened by war, assassination, riots, and bizarre Presidential elections. Wendel conveys the improbable qualities of 1968, and its importance as a cultural watershed. In some ways, Summer of '68 is as desultory as High Heat.
In Summer of ’68, Tim Wendel takes us on a wild ride through a season that saw such legends as Bob Gibson .
In Summer of ’68, Tim Wendel takes us on a wild ride through a season that saw such legends as Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, Don Drysdale, and Luis Tiant set new standards for excellence on the mound. For some players, baseball would become an insular retreat from the turmoil encircling them that season, but for a select few, including Gibson and the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals, the conflicts of ’68 would spur their performances to incredible heights and set the stage for their own run at history.
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