Baseball!

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Synopsis

A compilation, featuring more than three hours of some of the greatest short stories of all time, brought to life by distinguished stage and screen actors.

  • Roger Angell and A. Bartlett Giamatti’s "Play by Play"
  • John Updike’s "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu" read by Jack Davidson - Ted Williams' miraculous Fenway farewell.
  • Rolfe Humphries’ "Polo Grounds" read by Fritz Weaver
  • Robert Francis’ "Pitcher" and "Base Stealer" read by Arthur French
  • Robert Fitzgerald’s "Cobb Would Have Caught It" read by Jonathan Hadary
  • Roger Angell’s "Game Six" read by the author - The classic description of the greatest game ever played.
  • Yusef Komunyakaa’s "Glory" read by Isaiah Sheffer
  • W.P. Kinsella’s "The Thrill of the Grass" read by John Shea - Longing for the good old days, a true baseball fan starts a quiet revolt against artificial turf.
  • Ken Kalfus’ "The Joy and Melancholy Baseball Trivia Quiz" read by Jack Davidson - A sophisticated comic flair, describes a number of entirely fictional baseball records.
  • T.C. Boyle’s "The Hector Quesadilla Story" read by Jerry Zaks - The funniest baseball story ever written – after 30 innings, the game still ain’t over!
  • A. Bartlett Giamatti’s "The Green Fields of the Mind" read by the author - The reasons why we'll always love baseball.

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