Mathewson still ‘pitching’ for baseball literacy

October 28, 2013 · 1 comment

The New Yorker posted this interesting piece on “Christy Mathewson and the Thinking Man’s Game” (although in the body of the article, it does refer to the more PC “thinking person”).

The article by Luke Epplin refers to several books, including Mathewson’s “memoir,” Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from the Inside — recently re-released by Penguin Classic — as well as his sports novels for younger readers; George F. Will’s Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball; and Lawrence Ritter’s The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It, all of which serve to support his contention that the national pastime is not a game for louts, but of intellectual and sophisticated people.

Other incarnations of the Mathewson classic, which you can also read online for free thanks to Project Guttenberg:

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  • jlmulls2

    Great articles and even better books!

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