The Best American Sports Writing 2010

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The Best American Sports Writing 2010

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* Paperback: 448 pages
* Publisher: Mariner Books; Original edition (September 28, 2010)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0547152485
* Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
* Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces


Venerable (and venerated) baseball writer Gammons makes some fine picks in this twentieth annual installment of the excellent series. The 26 pieces include Thomas Lake’s inspiring story of two Pacific Northwest college softball players who carried an opponent around the bases after she’d hurt herself hitting her only career home run. There’s a disturbing look at the brain trauma and subsequent dementia suffered too frequently by NFL players. Michael Lewis’ perceptive New Yorker profile of Houston’s Shane Battier, defender extraordinaire against the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, is also reprised here. And the Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan and the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke, who appear on ESPN’s Around the Horn, show they’re not only about sound bites by delivering strong pieces on racial equality in the NBA and on a veteran MLB scout, respectively. No reason not to add this installment to a shelf beside its predecessors. –Alan Moores
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