The Resource The Streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record, John Eisenberg

The Streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record, John Eisenberg

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The Streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record
Title
The Streak
Title remainder
Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record
Statement of responsibility
John Eisenberg
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Language
eng
Summary
"The fascinating story of baseball's most legendary "Iron Men," Cal Ripken Jr. and Lou Gehrig, who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played. When Cal Ripken Jr. began his career with the Baltimore Orioles at age twenty-one, he had no idea he'd beat the historic record of playing 2,130 games in a rowset by Lou Gehrig, the fabled "Iron Horse" of the New York Yankees.When Ripken beat that record by 502 games, the baseball world was floored. Few feats in sports history have generated more acclaim. But the record spawns an array of questions. Was his streak or Gehrig's the more difficult achievement? Who owned the record before Gehrig? When did someone first think it was a good idea to play in so many games without taking a day off? Through probing research, meticulous analysis, and colorful parallel storytelling, The Streak delves into this impressive but controversial milestone, unraveling Gehrig's at times unwitting pursuit of that goal and Ripken's fierce determination to play the game his way. Along the way Eisenberg dives deep into the history of the record and offers a portrait of the pastime in different eras, going back more than a century. The question looms: Was it harder for Ripken or Gehrig to play every day for so long? The length of seasons, the number of teams in the major leagues, the inclusion of non-white players, travel, technology, and even media are all part of the equation. Larger than all of this, however, is a book that captures the deeply American appreciation--as seen in the sport itself--for that workaday mentality and that desire to be there for the game they love, the job they are paid to do"--
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collective biography
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  • 796.357092/2
  • B
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The Streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record, John Eisenberg
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The Streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record, John Eisenberg
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ripken: A Victory Lap -- Gehrig: The Ghost of 2,131 -- Ironmen: First of Their Kind -- Ripken: Blue-Collar Stock -- Ironmen: Confusion -- Ironmen: Deacon -- Ripken: Influences -- Gehrig: A Famous Headache -- Gehrig: Playing everyday -- Ripken: A Sour Year -- Gehrig: A Friend's Influence -- Ironmen: The Blessing of Good Fortune -- Ripken: A Guiding Philosophy -- Gehrig: Playing Hurt -- Ironmen: Shenanigans -- Ripken: Toughing It Out -- Gehrig: A Tragic Turn -- Ironmen: Is It Really a Good Idea? -- Ripken: Making History -- Ironmen: The True Believer -- Ripken: A Day Off, At Last -- Ironmen: A Philosophical Change
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24 cm
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Extent
xii, 299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544107670
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017000811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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  • (SKY)sky287952051
  • 1279563

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