Jeff Labrecque
March 21, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Greatest Game

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Jeff Labrecque
publisher
Free Press
genre
Sports, Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

Pitch by pitch, Richard Bradley reexamines the epic Yankees/Red Sox playoff of 1978 in The Greatest Game.

Dugout Banter
Yankee fans improvised the now-popular tradition of standing after their pitcher gets two strikes on a batter, initially to honor ace Ron Guidry.

Final Score
Building upon vivid reporting from newspaper icons like Peter Gammons and Murray Chass, Bradley examines every possible what-if that might have led to a Red Sox triumph. A-

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