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    The Seventh Game begins with a quiz of World Series trivia, such as a True or False Mr October , Reggie Jackson, never hit a seventh game home run b Who hit the only grand slam home run in seventh game history c What pitcher started the most seventh games answers at the end This is a baseball book about what is arguably the most important and exciting game of the baseball season After a season of 162 games and upto 12 postseason pennant games, two teams are tied 3 3 in the World Series It all comes down to this game Every baseball fan has dreamed of playing in the Seventh Game of the World Series, at the bottom of the ninth two outs and the bases loaded For the players, this will be a moment that they have dreamed of since childhood For most of these players, this game will also likely represent the pinnacle of their careers In the very crowded field of baseball histories, distinguished lawyer and Food Channel mustard expert Barry Levenson not to be confused with the blues musician of the same name has written one of those highly original why didn t I think of that books In a sport filled with dramatic feats, he has written a book where the game itself is the drama Since the World Series went to a seven game format in 1903 a hundred World Series ago , there have been a total of 35 World Series Seventh Games a little over one every three years From the 1909 Honus Wagner Pirates vs Ty Cobb Tigers to the most recent 2002 Barry Bonds Giant loss to the virtually unknown Anaheim Disney Angels, these games are key episodes in the longest sports soap opera in American popular culture There is the Curse of the Bambino the perennial also ran Brooklyn Dodgers Bill Mazeroski s 1960 Shot Heard Around the World and, of course, the New York Yankees in every generation to name just a few of the sub plots Thankfully, the book is than just a collection of trivia It is also a lot than a dry recounting of what happened in the box scores Each chapter begins with a description of the major news and popular culture events of the year to set the scene There is also a sidebar describing important events occurring in baseball that season On the 1968 Detroit St Louis showdown, for example, the game was set amongst the chaos after the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy It shared the popular culture stage with Marvin Gaye s Heard It Through the Grapevine and Stanley Kubrick s A Space Odyssey It was the year that Mickey Mantle played his last game, and also the year that the hapless White Sox lost a record tying nine 1 0 games Of course, before getting to the inning by inning action, the chapter also depicts each Seventh Game in the context of the teams and the players and what happened in the World Series up to that point Some Seventh Games were pivotal duels like the 1991 Twins Braves matchup Others were anti climactic, like the 1986 Red Sox Mets Some were stinkers and could have been mailed in, like the 1985 Royals Cardinal rout Readers are not only treated to the highlights of each game, we are also given a brief follow up on the careers of the key players Levenson follows the 35 games with a short section where he deconstructs the Game Seven statistics There is a chapter on the teams, with the Giants being the only 0 4 team in Seventh Games the Red Sox are 1 4, the Yankees 5 6, and Pirates are 5 0 the hitting, running, defense, and pitching performances of players in the games are also analyzed Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams are hitless in Game 7, the pitcher with the lower regular season ERA wins about 75% of the time He also offers his opinion on the best and worst Seventh Games worst 1934 Cardinals vs Tigers 11 0 Best 1924 Senators vs Giants 4 3 in 12 innings He ends with an author s privilege APBA replaying of the 35 games The APBA is a statistically based computer simulation of the games In total, 77% of the simulated results matched the actual results albeit with different scores Disappointingly for all the Red Sox fans like Levenson , the Sox still lose the 1975 and 1986 games But the Curse was broken in the 1967 game against Bob Gibson s Cardinals Levenson writes with an easy to read style that picks up on all of the most interesting facts His descriptions of the action are so clear that it is almost like watching the game on TV In 340 pages, the reader relives all of highlights from years gone by The analyses at the end are instructive if not particularly profound While the book is totally absorbing and readable, it also has some glaring omissions For one, this book could use real box scores and not just piddly line scores at the end of every chapter and it could definitely use some pictures of the players the tickets of the games are a little lame This book is surely going to go into future editions as Seventh Games are played beyond the 2003 season So hopefully, these cosmetic touches that really make a baseball history would be included in future editions This is a wonderful baseball book written by a fan for other baseball fans It is full of trivia for die hard historical buffs, and easy enough to read for younger fans just starting on their baseball histories Non baseball fans will find this a tough book to understand If Eps had stars, this would be a 3 star book for its almost entirely textual bias and lack of box scores Answers to trivia questions a False He hit a homer in his only game 7 appearance in 1973 playing for the A s b Bill Skowron 1956 Yankees c Bob Gibson 1964 W, 1967 W, 1968 L.

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    Ever since the broadcaster Channel 4 first bought America s favourite pastime to these sceptered shores in 1985, I have been a Brit that loves baseball I took to supporting the mighty St Louis Cardinals that year, when they lost the for all those outside the USA, ridiculously named World Series to the Kansas City Royals in the seventh and deciding game.I was gutted but hooked, and since then I have followed the fortunes on the diamond through any media possible, from day old editions of USA today, to crackly, unstable radio transmissions by the Armed Forces Network, to box scores and gamecasts via the internet.Before reading this, my first novel by a recognised baseball writer, I had read only one baseball themed book before, The Great American Novel by Philip Roth That book pulled on plenty of characters and stories from the history of the game for its content, but primarily it was a wild, farcical satire on American consumption and myth making The Seventh Game promised to be is exclusively about baseball the players, the wives, the mistresses, the managers and the magnates I was really looking forward to the insight into the people that make the game, by a man who has spent his life watching them.What a shame then to discover that the baseball culture consists of little than arrogance, insults, chauvinism, racism and dodgy nicknames At least according to Kahn, and he likes these people Almost his entire cast are difficult to admire, despite their heroism with bat and glove The baseball commissioner is corrupt and cowardly, the owners venal, the coaches trash talking bullies, the women are either docile baby makers or shameless sluts, and the ball players are mindless bozos who play, drink, whore and get constantly exploited because they know nothing about anything apart from those three things The hero of the story, Johnny Longboat, who we get to see pitch the titular seventh game and get to know through alternate chapters that trace his back story, stands above his peers by virtue of reading a few books and not sleeping with all the women he sees.That said, Kahn introduces him to us as he and his cronies intimidate a female reporter into striping in the locker room for their amusement, while he muses upon The Book of Broads he has been compiling in his mind all his life.There are a few decent insights into a pitcher s thoughts and strategy during a game, a couple of interesting anecdotes no doubt gleaned from his years reporting on the game and being around the players, but the book left me feeling glad I am only a distant fan and not an insider.The most interesting part was finding out about the Fortran computer, which was the latest development at the time this book was written early 1980 s and seems to have been a progenitor to sabermetrics and the Moneyball mania There is also a casual reference to the systemised doping of pitchers, just before the era in which PEDs became prevalent and basically ruined the recent history of the game As with chauvinism, cheating has always been a part of the game too.

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