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  1. The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting from The New Yorker
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  2. The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting from The New Yorker

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is a pretty much foolproof anthology.

Most people know about The New Yorker's rich history of publishing great writing over the decades. The writers are a who's who of American literature. To take some of the best sports stories and put them in a book called "The Only Game in Town" is a natural.

David Remnick has done that. The editor of the New Yorker showed his own sports writing chops with a fabulous book on Muhammad Ali, so it's nice that he didn't bother to delegate this assignment of putting together the anthology together.

So a book like this is going to be really, really good. But how good? How is the typical sports fan going to enjoy it? That's a little tougher question.

When I look at other anthologies, my usual standard is to see what the batting average is for interesting articles. Let's apply that here.

There are some absolute, well-known classics here. Roger Angell's story on a college baseball game... Read more
A great collection of sports stories and profiles. The writing is superb if a little 'selected'. Good writing never goes out of style.
I bought this book for two of my nephews. The content was so good I wished I had bought one for myself and probably will. I started several of the selections and could hardly put it down. It touches on a variety of the "greats" and will be a book that sports fans will enjoy. The cartoons are fun, too.
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