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by Red Smith

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As the title indicates, this is a selection of sportswriter Red Smith's favorite sports stories. There are some gems here, mostly from the first half of the 20th century. My favorites are the baseball stories, particularly Jimmy Breslin's story about the 1962 New York Mets (the worst team ever), Grantland Rice's homage to Babe Ruth, and John Updike's coverage of Ted Williams' final season and game. But there are many others I liked, and the best of them bring out hidden aspects of the sports that make me want to learn more about them. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 20, 2007 |
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From The House that Ruth Built to the grass courts of Wimbledon, from the opening tip to the 19th hole, Red Smith always had the best seat in the house. Even when we couldn't be ther in person, Red Smith and the generation's best writers he helped inspire gave hungry fans a bird's eye view of the great moments in sports history. Here are 18 of his favorite great sports stories.

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