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by Paul Kocak

eBook Baseball's Starry Night: Reliving Major League Baseball's 2011 Wild Card Night of Shock and Awe download ISBN: 0615622305
Author: Paul Kocak
Publisher: Digitature (March 26, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 230
ePub: 1908 kb
Fb2: 1235 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Sports
Subcategory: Baseball

a story of 2011's Game 162s. Paul has written a great book about what will go down as one of the most historic (and certainly most exciting) nights in baseball.

a story of 2011's Game 162s. The book brings to life the weeks leading up to the night, the teams, and their fans. get yourself this book. And keep it for your kids, when they ask about Baseball's Starry Night. 2 people found this helpful.

Baseball's Starry Night book. ��With Baseball�s Starry Night, Paul Kocak captures an unforgettable moment in time in powerful, passionate prose that will bring fans to their feet all over again. �� What a night!� Len Berman, Sportscaster/Author.

Read "Baseball's Starry Night Reliving Major League Baseball's 2011 Wild . A night for the history books.

A night for the history books. Somebody needed to write a book about that night. With Baseball’s Starry Night, Paul Kocak captures an unforgettable moment in time in powerful, passionate prose that will bring fans to their feet all over again. What a night! -Len Berman, Sportscaster/Author.

Baseball's Starry Night gives you a fan's-eye view of a night that many have called the most exciting night in the history of Major League Baseball. Reliving Major League Baseball's 2011 Wild Card Night of Shock and Awe. Paul Kocak. Going beyond a standard retelling of the balls and strikes and homers and webgems, the book hears from 20 fans in their own words.

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That may be one reason why Paul Kocak wrote Baseball's Starry Night: Reliving Major League Baseball's 2011 Wild Card Night of Shock and Awe – a book that takes the reader through the evening from the perspective of all four teams playing for their playoff lives: the Cardinals, Braves.

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In Major League Baseball (MLB), the wild card teams are the two teams in each of the two leagues (American and National) that have qualified for the postseason despite failing to win their division.

In Major League Baseball (MLB), the wild card teams are the two teams in each of the two leagues (American and National) that have qualified for the postseason despite failing to win their division. Both teams in each league possess the two best winning percentages in their respective league after the three division winners. The wild card was first instituted in MLB in 1994, with one wild-card team per league advancing to the Division Series in the postseason to face a division winner

Paul Kocak is the author of Baseball’s Starry Night, which Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin called a magical book about a magical night. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, he lives in Syracuse. This is his seventh book.

Paul Kocak is the author of Baseball’s Starry Night, which Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin called a magical book about a magical night.

Baseball’s Starry Night gives you a fan’s-eye view of a night that many have called the most exciting night in the history of Major League Baseball. Going beyond a standard retelling of the balls and strikes and homers and web gems, the book hears from 20 fans in their own words

Baseball’s Starry Night gives you a fan’s-eye view of a night that many have called the most exciting night in the history of Major League Baseball. Going beyond a standard retelling of the balls and strikes and homers and web gems, the book hears from 20 fans in their own words. Get the you-are-there feeling.

Baseball's Starry Night gives you a fan's-eye view of a night that many have called the most exciting night in the history of Major League Baseball. Going beyond a standard retelling of the balls and strikes and homers and webgems, the book hears from 20 fans in their own words. Loyal fans of the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays provide exciting and deeply personal eyewitness accounts -- either from the stadiums or their living rooms. Get the "you-are-there" feeling.

“This is a magical book about a magical night. This beautifully told story captures baseball at its very best.” Doris Kearns Goodwin

“September 28, 2011. It was a night that will forever be frozen in baseball time. A night of miracles. A night of magic. A night of heartbreak. A night for the history books. Somebody needed to write a book about that night. Thankfully, Paul Kocak volunteered for the job. And in this beautifully written book, he takes us not merely inside the astonishing ups and downs of this unforgettable evening, but inside the hearts and minds of ‘ordinary’ people -- the fans whose pulse rates haven’t come down yet.” Jayson Stark, ESPN.com Senior Baseball Writer

“A retelling unlike any other of the greatest night in baseball regular-season history.” Chris Mallonee, BirdsOnTheBat82.com

“With Baseball’s Starry Night, Paul Kocak captures an unforgettable moment in time in powerful, passionate prose that will bring fans to their feet all over again.” Greg Tobin, former editor-in-chief of Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc. and author of Holy Holidays!

“Paul Kocak hits an ‘inside the park homer.’ What a night!” Len Berman, Sportscaster/Author

Comments: (7)
Gaua
The concept for the book is great. It is a recount of the night's baseball action and events as described by fans via interviews, email exchanges, social media posts, etc, that the author garnered from the fans during the days, months, and years, after the events took place. The importance of the events of that night to those recounting those events makes the reader feel that being a baseball fan is not only a shared experience, but a personal experience very special to each fan. In essence, being a baseball fan is good. The events and accounts of the games are repeated from various perspectives singularly and in parallel to one another. The reader, even the casual fan who may not be familiar with, or only vaguely familiar with the night in question, gains an understanding of what took place. It's pretty cool. One negative about the book resulting from the format is that the story line, at times, seems a bit disjointed and is only as interesting as the fans description of the events. As a result, for me, it was kind of a slow read. In addition, one or two of the four games examined that took place that night seem to be covered more thoroughly than the others as a result of the details provided by the fans retelling the events of that game. The games and the events that are covered thoroughly and described well make the book worthwhile.
Thohelm
In this gem of a book Paul Kocak, who has had a life-long affair with baseball, his wife consenting, has wonderfully combined erudite narrative and down to earth e-mail communications and twitter with philosophical reflection, and set them all within the mythic framework to which they all belong in communicating the agony and the ecstasy of the greatest night in baseball history and the times leading up to it.

Never had it come down to anything like this before - eight teams deciding on the last day of the regular season who might have a shot at the World Series. In reading this book, fans of the winners that night will delight in reliving the thrilling experience through awakened memory and aroused feeling. Fans of the losers will find a measure of catharsis in bringing to the surface again a once unbearable loss. Fans of the Yankees will remember their mixed feelings. What did they want more? For their Yanks to win and show their superiority, or for the Yanks to lose and send Boston straight to the Hall of Shame again? Hard choice! But whatever, all readers of this marvelous book will be led to renewed gratitude for being alive and so thoroughly focused that night, when the baseball gods descended and called the plays. And they will thank Kocak for providing an engrossingly entertaining way of bringing it all back to us.

Not that all in this book focuses on this starry night and games leading to it. Kocak allows himself the freedom to flashback and explore other memorable times when destiny sent managers to the clubhouse and took control of the game through their agents - Bobby Thompson, Bucky Dent, Bill Buckner. In the end, then, the book is more than about one starry night. It is about fans' love for baseball and appreciation for its great moments and the ensuing lore that links generation to generation.
Reemiel
One night, 4 games, 20 fans...a story of 2011's Game 162s. Paul has written a great book about what will go down as one of the most historic (and certainly most exciting) nights in baseball. The book brings to life the weeks leading up to the night, the teams, and their fans. If you like baseball even a little....get yourself this book. And keep it for your kids, when they ask about Baseball's Starry Night.
olgasmile
If you consider yourself a true fan of the game and was blessed to have witnessed this wonderful culmination of the 2011 season, then this book will be better than whatever movie MLB or Ken Burns can try to put together. For those who remember being splitting interest at your own game of importance while watching the other TV or looking at your cell phone for updates on the out of town scoreboard, Kocak is able to recreate that intensity of the evening. As a Rays fan stuck in New England bar watching the Red Sox trying to hold on and the Yankees falling into a miraculous collapse was a gut wrenching moment that I revisit every time I pick up this book. If you don't get wrapped up in the excitement then you just don't know what it means to be a baseball fan.
Rit
Paul does a great job here...making the reader feel almost as if they are at the games. I highly suggest this book for anyone who loves the game of baseball. The only thing I would have liked better is if Paul had chronicled the San Francisco Giants miraculous ride to their first and only title in San Francisco.

Maybe that is the synthisis for your next book, Paul!
Nnulam
I loved this book and would recommend it for anyone who loves baseball. It chronicles the dramatic end to the final games of the 2011 season which was full of amazing results. As a Rays fan who was present at that final game,it was the most amazing game in the history of baseball. The other three games played that night also produced surprising results. A great documentation of this amazing night in baseball history.
Rasmus
The wild day of upsets and storybook endings to the regular baseball season are relived here. There will never again be and ending like this one. Kocak's approach is mix eye-witness accounts with perfect literary asides. If you like baseball and someday will want to tell kids about the wild finish, buy this book as the refresher of what went on.