Writer George Plimpton’s experience pitching against Major Leaguers comes alive in this first-person account from the mound. Narrator Robert Fass gives Plimpton an ever-so-light New England, by way of Exeter Academy, accent, a solid reminder of the late author. In 1958, Plimpton—on assignment for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED—set out to face the National and American Leagues’ batting lineups, with the magazine putting up $1,000 to the team that fared better against Plimpton. Fass does a great job throughout, and he especially shines when Plimpton details the inner voice equally guiding and cajoling him—a voice the writer himself finds ironic since it is delivered in a Southern accent. This wonderful, honest, humorous listen draws on Fass’s high-quality narration. M.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2016]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9781478981169 $26.98
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