Fathers Playing Catch with Sons: Essays on Sport (Mostly Baseball)

by Donald Hall

In the pantheon of great sports literature, not a few poets have tried their hand at paying tribute to their love affair with the game — Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams amongthem.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.88 out of 5
  • Published January 1st 1984 by North Point Press
  • Original Title: Fathers Playing Catch with Sons: Essays on Sport (Mostly Baseball)
  • ISBN: 0865471681 (ISBN13: 9780865471689)
  • Edition Language: English

In the pantheon of great sports literature, not a few poets have tried their hand at paying tribute to their love affair with the game — Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams among them. This elegant volume collects Donald Hall’s prose about sports, concentrating on baseball but extending to basketball, football and Ping-Pong. The essays are a wonderful mixture of reminiscence and observation, of baseball and of fathers and sons, of how a game binds people together and bridges generations.