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The crowd sounds happy : a story of love, madness, and baseball / Nicholas Dawidoff.

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  • ISBN: 9780375400285
  • ISBN: 0375400281
  • Physical Description: 271 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2008.

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Formatted Contents Note: Relievers -- Game called on account of darkness -- Things first -- The killer inside me -- Safe havens -- Flushing -- The world of the strange -- Parade's end -- Grief -- My city in ruin -- Next to love -- Leaving.
Summary, etc.: The author describes coming of age in a disintegrating hometown in a troubled family during the 1970s, and the professional baseball players who become his role models and the game that becomes his security and source of meaning throughout childhood and adolescence.
Subject: Dawidoff, Nicholas.
Sportswriters > United States > Biography.
Family and relationships.

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