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The Resource I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports, David W. Zang

I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports, David W. Zang

Label
I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports
Title
I wore Babe Ruth's hat
Title remainder
field notes from a life in sports
Statement of responsibility
David W. Zang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David W. Zang played junior high school basketball in a drained swimming pool. He wore a rubber suit to bed to make weight for a wrestling meet. He kept a log as an obsessive runner (not a jogger). In short, he soldiered through the life of an ordinary athlete. Whether pondering his long-unbuilt replica of Connie Mack Stadium or his eye-opening turn as the Baltimore Ravens' mascot, Zang offers tales at turns poignant and hilarious as he engages with the passions that shaped his life. Yet his meditations also probe the tragedy of a modern athletic culture that substitutes hyped spectatorship for participation. As he laments, American society's increasing scorn for taking part in play robs adults of the life-affirming virtues of games that challenge us to accomplish the impossible for the most transcendent of reasons: to see if it can be done. From teammates named Lop to tracing Joe Paterno's long shadow over Happy Valley, I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat reports from the everyman's Elysium where games and life intersect
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zang, David
Dewey number
790.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV174
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Counterculture
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Counterculture
  • Sports
  • United States
Label
I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports, David W. Zang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Learning fundamentals -- Chip Hilton's sports cult -- The half-court snuff of Donnie Rose -- Dennis Kubeck ruins it for everyone -- Dark edges -- Failing to meet Jackie Robinson -- Beware!! Dangerous jocks ahead -- I wore babe Ruth's hat (and Poe's head) -- Look away, look away -- A long run toward mediocrity -- Wishful thinking -- A million answers short of heaven -- Impossible dreams -- Why Cal Ripken touched us -- To an athlete dying
Control code
909028084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252039379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt152z2rw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909028084
Label
I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports, David W. Zang
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Learning fundamentals -- Chip Hilton's sports cult -- The half-court snuff of Donnie Rose -- Dennis Kubeck ruins it for everyone -- Dark edges -- Failing to meet Jackie Robinson -- Beware!! Dangerous jocks ahead -- I wore babe Ruth's hat (and Poe's head) -- Look away, look away -- A long run toward mediocrity -- Wishful thinking -- A million answers short of heaven -- Impossible dreams -- Why Cal Ripken touched us -- To an athlete dying
Control code
909028084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252039379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt152z2rw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909028084

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