By Sexton, John Edward; Oliphant, Thomas; Schwartz, Peter J
Utilising to the secular job of baseball a sort of inquiry frequently reserved for the research of faith, Sexton explores universal floor among the sport and what all of us realize as faith: sacred areas and time, religion and doubt, advantages and curses, and more.
summary: utilizing to the secular task of baseball a sort of inquiry frequently reserved for the research of faith, Sexton explores universal floor among the sport and what all of us realize as faith: sacred locations and time, religion and doubt, benefits and curses, and extra
Read or Download Baseball as a road to God : seeing beyond the game PDF
Similar baseball books
From the 1st novice leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, this is the definitive historical past of baseball in Cuba. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria expertly strains the arc of the sport, intertwining its heroes and their tales with the politics, tune, dance, and literature of the Cuban humans.
From beanballs to basebrawls, crucial principles governing the sport of baseball have by no means been formally written down—until now. they've got no sanction from the Commissioner, seem nowhere in any authentic ebook, and are in general now not published on any clubhouse wall. They signify a collection of regularly occurring customs, rituals, and sturdy manners that express a recognize for the sport, one's teammates, and one's competitors.
Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher Randy Johnson has needed to conquer many limitations in the course of his profitable profession, either off and on the sphere. those obstacles contain being approximately seven-feet tall, making him the tallest individual to ever play within the significant Leagues. writer Larry Stone writes approximately Johnson's perseverance, and the way he makes use of his towering presence to be an intimidating strength at the mound, which has resulted in a few nice achievements within the online game.
- Baseball's Top 10 Pitchers
- The Chrysanthemum and the Bat: The Game Japanese Play
- Detroit Tigers
- The Greatest Minor League: A History of the Pacific Coast League, 1903-1957
- The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran
- Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game
Extra resources for Baseball as a road to God : seeing beyond the game
When the second pitch came in over the middle of home plate, a bit more than waist high, Mazeroski jumped on it. The celebration of that swing, which brought glory after a thirty-five-year drought, continues to this day. People gather at the Forbes memorial every October 13 to play a tape of the radio broadcast. And a few years ago, a kinescope recording of the NBC television broadcast, thought to be lost forever, was discovered in pristine condition in the San Francisco wine cellar of a onetime minority owner who had the film made because—too nervous to watch in person—he went on vacation to Paris during the World Series.
Louis, I found in Sexton’s discussion of faith and doubt a far more interesting explanation. Faith and doubt, he argues, are at the core of both religion and baseball. For years, Red Sox fans had been consumed with doubt and darkness. For years, the players had shared “the institutional memory” of losing seasons. After the miraculous comeback against the Yankees, however, the team played like boys—high-spirited, fun-loving, confident boys, enjoying every minute of the game. They believed so strongly in themselves that they cast a spell upon us, and once we truly believed in them, our belief redoubled their strength.
Only the spiritually numb would miss the wonder of Wrigley Field, one of only two stadiums (the other being Fenway Park) still standing from the construction binge that began early in the last century. Designed tastefully to fit into its residential neighborhood on the Second City’s North Side (the stadium was built not for the Cubs but for the Chicago Whales of the Federal League, who played there for two years before folding), Wrigley is famous for its ivy-covered outfield walls; but there is much more to this great park.