Game Time - Roger Angell

Game Time

By Roger Angell

  • Release Date: 2023-01-24
  • Genre: Baseball


“Baseball’s most eloquent analyst” demonstrates why he has “long since attained the status of national treasure,” in this classic essay collection (The New York Times Book Review).

Roger Angell's famous explorations of the summer game are built on acute observation and joyful participation, conveyed in a prose style as admired and envied as Ted Williams’s swing. Here is Angell on Fenway Park in September, on Bob Gibson brooding in retirement, on Tom Seaver in mid-windup, on the abysmal early and recent Mets, on a scout at work in backcountry Kentucky, on Pete Rose and Willie Mays and Pedro Martinez, on the astounding Barry Bonds at Pac Bell Park, and more.

With twenty-nine essays divided between spring, summer, and fall, Game Time carries readers through the arc of the season with refreshed understanding and pleasure. With an introduction by Richard Ford, this collection represents Angell’s best writings, from spring training in 1962 to the explosive World Series of 2002.

A New York Times Notable Book