Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game

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  • Title: Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game
  • Author: Dan Barry
  • ISBN: 9780062065032
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bottom of the 33rd is chaw chewing, sunflower spitting, pine tar proof that too much baseball is never enough Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax What a book an exquisite exercise in story telling, democracy and myth making Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award for Let The Great World Spin From Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times column Bottom of the 33rd is chaw chewing, sunflower spitting, pine tar proof that too much baseball is never enough Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax What a book an exquisite exercise in story telling, democracy and myth making Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award for Let The Great World Spin From Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Dan Barry comes the beautifully recounted story of the longest game in baseball history a tale celebrating not only the robust intensity of baseball, but the aspirational ideal epitomized by the hard fighting players of the minor leagues In the tradition of Moneyball, The Last Hero, and Wicked Good Year, Barry s Bottom of the 33rdis a reaffirming story of the American Dream finding its greatest expression in timeless contests of the Great American Pastime.

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    1. (See the link, at bottom, to a wonderful article Barry wrote for the NY Times)In the song Take Me Out to the Ballgame there is a particular line that comes into play here. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack. I don’t care if I never get back. That sentiment was put to the test on April 18, 1981, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, when the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings played the longest game in professional baseball history. Given that the song is generally sung in the middle of the [...]

    2. Posted toThe Literary LawyerMy #2 Read of 2014Best Baseball Book I Have Ever Read - 5 Stars I am writing this review about 9 months after having read this. I have been putting off writing this review as I have been finding it difficult to express my feelings on the subject. For me, the game of baseball holds a special place in my heart. Whenever I have a chance to sit down and watch a game, it brings back feelings that I have had since childhood. Feelings of excitement, anticipation, potential a [...]

    3. In the cold night of a Rhode Island April, two minor league teams began a baseball game that would not be over for another 8 hours. Thus begins the journalistic novel by Dan Berry about the 1981 game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings both of the International League. Well researched and balanced, this entertaining account is more than just the story about the longest recorded game in baseball history, Berry has masterfully combined history, psychology and sociology to tel [...]

    4. Baseball is my favorite sport, I am counting the days until it starts again. I’m not kidding, I have a countdown clock on my phone and every morning I look at it and get all excited about how many days until pitchers and catchers report for spring training. It therefore should not be surprising that when I was at the library and walking past the non-fiction section my eyes were drawn to the baseball books.On September 22, 2012 the Yankees played the A’s, that game lasted 14 innings, 5 hours [...]

    5. In the 30 years since Rochester's Red Wings and Pawtucket's Red Sox battled into the wee hours of a frigid Easter morning, the fascination with baseball's longest game hasn't waned. If anything, the marathon contest, which featured future Hall of Famers Cal Ripken and Wade Boggs, has ascended to legendary status, staking its claim among the sport's classic duels. What began as a routine Saturday night affair April 18, 1981, spilled into Sunday before eventually wrapping up two months later as a [...]

    6. What a great read for those interested in baseball!!! I do love my baseball and I am my father's daughter in that respect. If you love sports or more specifically baseball in particular, run, don't wait to get this book and read it!

    7. Major League Baseball just opened up another season, so the perfect book to read this week is Dan Barry's Bottom of the 33rd- Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game.The game took place on April 18, 1981, Holy Saturday, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The Triple A League Pawtucket Red Sox hosted the Rochester Red Wings. The Sox had future superstar Wade Boggs on their team, the Red Wings had the incomparable Cal Ripken Jr. at third base.But Barry wisely does not put those superstars at the cen [...]

    8. In 1981, I was 16 and following the Columbus Clippers, then the Triple-A farm team for the New York Yankees. The Clippers were part of the International League, of which the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings were part, as well. I saw all these teams play several times a year, and saw several of the players (and managers) make it to the big leagues. If I remember right, the Columbus Clippers even ended up taking the Governor's Cup that year.In the beginning of the 1981 season, though, the [...]

    9. Ok, I admit that it's easy to romanticize baseball in the dead of winter,which is when I read this book. And it's more than touch ironic that I, who rarely watch games on tv now because they've become longer than most operas (and with less action, since the game is shriveling on endless strikeouts, walks and pitching changes), would find a book about the longest game in history so fascinating. But pass the Cracker Jacks, there it is. Barry is such a good writer that I couldn't wait to pick up th [...]

    10. A very, very enjoyable book. The allegory is perhaps too thick--it's a book about redemption, and the game in question takes place from Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday and lasts 33 innings, 33 being the age of Christ--but it seems, in its own odd way, charming. The best sportswriting is always about being a bit too sentimental, a bit too melodramatic; it almost has to be. After all, what we're talking about is essentially a children's game, and we're using this game to illustrate and find out abo [...]

    11. I won this book in a giveaway. Thanx!It sounds like an interesting premise and it is, but the executionIt is all about the longest game in organized baseball history. But the game itself was not that interesting. Only a few runs scored. There are some future Hall of Famers in the game, but they didn't play an integral part. Since there isn't that much of the game to write about (maybe 10% is about the actual game) it has to rely on the people and their backstories. It was obviously written know [...]

    12. On April 18th, 1981, the Rochester Red Wings and Pawtucket Red Sox began what would become the longest game ever played in professional baseball. In a 33 inning epic contest featuring two future Hall of Famers, and many more has-beens, each side would refuse to yield, finishing the game, Dan Barry argues, because they were "duty bound" and "loyal" to it.It was for similar reasons that I finished this book.Dan Barry uses the game to tell the fascinating stories of a select few men and boys who ar [...]

    13. Many news reporters love to write about baseball, it has a lot of spaces which they can fill with some creativity. Not something you can do with news stories. Barry lives up to the challenge. He's first a great reporter and next has the story telling abilities to pull this off.It’s hard for me to describe this book, my fault, not Barry's. The book takes people who have the longest game in the history of professional baseball in common and weaves their stories together. It's a daunting assignme [...]

    14. A great book about one very, very, long game. I am hesitant to put anything about the story within as it has many twists, turns, and an ending I wasn't quite expecting. In the end this book will make any person reflect and you will be happy that you read the story. If you like baseball or sports in general then you will find that this story will make you laugh outloud along the way. Oddly enough I feel to be a better person because I read this story. The characters are many, the event worthy of [...]

    15. This rambling history covers more about the players, staff and spectators of the longest game in baseball history than about the game itself. Each of the stories is interesting, though some needed a smidge more. For me, this was a three star book that never slowed rounding second and slid into third just under the tag - safe. Because I'm a Sox fan and have been to a game at McCoy, add half a star and sacrifice the runner home.

    16. Combination of audio version on the road and e-version of this book. It recalls the longest game in professional baseball history. The game happen the Saturday before Easter and was finally suspended Easter morning around 4:00am. It picked up a couple months later, and after 33 innings there was finally a winner. There were plenty of interesting characters in this game from Hall of Famers Cal Ripken, Jr and Wade Boggs to players who never got the call like Dave Koza who got the winning hit. The [...]

    17. How does one write a baseball book about the longest game in professional baseball history without making it boring? How does one make a book about said game without alienating non-baseball fans? This is how: by weaving poignant, touching stories of literally nearly everyone involved in the game. Here is the tale of the clubhouse kid who started as a pre-teen hustling players' laundry down the street to his career as a local police officer. Here is the tale of the unique, self-made wealthy owner [...]

    18. April 18-19, 1981 - The longest game ever played; played almost all night long; played in the cold April of New England while many were finishing Saturday Passover or getting ready for Easter Sunday.There are familiar names like Boggs and Ripken. There are names that can be mistaken such as Joe Morgan. There are a host of unknowns that never made it.Barry gives us the background to the baseball field, the players and (for me as interesting) the support team including everyone from the ball boy t [...]

    19. Outstanding book. It is an unrivaled moment in baseball history, the longest game ever played, by an author who captured the essence of the event, the game, the place, and everyone involved in this unique moment in time. Great books transform you into the scene and involves you in such a way that makes you feel like you are there. The author adeptly weaves in the back stories of the people involved in the game - everybody including the spectators, players for both teams, their families, the bat [...]

    20. This was an absolutely wonderful approach to a wonderful story. Barry found a way to really humanize the tale of the longest game and made it about the players in the game and not the game. His approach of stepping aside from the narrative of the game to tell how a given player got to that point in the game and where he would go from there, was wonderful.To have been at Mc Coy in the pre-Ben Mondor era, and having purchased this book at the current jewel of a AAA stadium that Mc Coy has become s [...]

    21. Dan Barry mines the longest baseball game for interesting things to talk about. He is like a color commentator for this game, describing the people in the stands, the ball players, the owner, all their wives and kids, the batboy, and on. He mentions the teams burned old bats to keep warm quite during the game a few times (maybe 5 times -- that's too repetitive). It was a lot like watching an 8 hour game would have been on TV, you start realizing you are hearing the same things over again. This a [...]

    22. The title of this book refers to the longest baseball game, played between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings in 1981. But, the book is really about playing baseball in the minor leagues and the hopes and dreams of the minor league players to make it to the majors. In between the eternal innings, we follow the history of various players, the batboy, the coaches, the owner of the team and the ball park itself. Wayne Boggs and Cal Ripkin, Jr. are players in this longest game, and th [...]

    23. One of the best, if not the best, book I've read this year.It's September, and it's getting closer and closer to playoff baseball. Although I love all sports, there is nothing better, in my opinion, than playoff baseball. This book was a perfect read for this time of year.Yes, it's a book about baseball, specifically, the 33 inning game played by two minor league teams that is still the longest official game on record. But this book is so much more than just a story of that game. Baseball fans, [...]

    24. A contender for best sports book I've ever read. A practically perfectly-written story about not only baseball, but a small town, hopes and dreams, the razor's edge between the minors and the Major Leagues, and brushes with greatness. The book uses the longest game in history as a storytelling device, and through impeccable research and writing, fleshes out an incredible cast of characters, from the bat boy to Hall of Famers Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken, Jr. It's never melodramatic, never sports cl [...]

    25. Nice story about the longest professional baseball game ever played - 33 innings! AAA contest between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings. "Using the game as a focal point, Barry examines the lives and future careers of many of the players, including the then unknown Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken. Barry also profiles the Red Sox team owner, the fans and workers, and even the stadium and the depressed industrial town of Pawtucket, R.I. The game gives Barry ample opportunity to explore the w [...]

    26. What a great idea for a book. To follow the progress of one seemingly meaningless minor league ball game that turns into the game for the agesbut examine it 30 years after it was played.I really enjoyed this story. The author did a great job of interviewing the key players. I especially liked the way he would introduce a character and then go on to explain what happened to the person over the course of the next 30 years. And what an interesting cast of characters it was.I'd highly recommend this [...]

    27. A story I'd never heard about a piece of baseball that goes unnoticed a lot , the " just about to glory" but " one day away from obscurity " minor leagues. Set perfectly and well told , I could have been anyone of the patrons that night, I see myself in it as a ball fan, and the truths slapped me in the face. Great read👍

    28. I was absolutely enamored with the story told in this book. Barry does for baseball language what a beautifully executed 4-6-3 double play does for a close baseball game. I highly recommend this book to any and all baseball nerds out there.

    29. More like 2.5. I love baseball and the Red Sox so this intriqued me, especially learning that a few of my favorite players were on the teams involved. The story just seemed to drag on though, similarly I am thinking to the game itself that night/morning.

    30. This tells the story of the longest game in baseball history - 33 innings. The game lasts more than 8 hours. The author also includes history of the stadium, owners, background stories of different players. This is a great book for a true lover of baseball.

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