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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fascinating story of baseball's legendary "Ironmen," two players from different eras 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 would someday beat the historic record of playing 2,130 games in a row, a record set fifty-six years before by the fabled "Iron Horse" of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig. Ripken went on to surpass that record by 502 games, and the baseball world was floored. Few feats in sports history have generated more acclaim. But the record spawns an array of questions. When did someone first think it was a good idea to play in so many games without taking a day off? Who owned the record before Gehrig? Whose streak--Gehrig's or Ripken's--was the more difficult achievement? 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 (Babe Ruth used to think Gehrig crazy for wanting to play every game) and Ripken's fierce determination to stay in the lineup and continue to contribute whatever he could even as his skills diminished with age. The question looms: How do these streaks compare? There were so many factors: the length of seasons, the number of teams in the major leagues, the inclusion of non-white players, travel, technology, medical advances, and even media are all part of the equation. This is a book that captures the deeply American appreciation--as seen in the sport itself--for a workaday mentality and that desire to be there for the game every time it called"--
Assigning source
Jacket flap
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenberg, John
Dewey number
  • 796.357092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.G4
LC item number
E57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gehrig, Lou
  • Ripken, Cal
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Baltimore Orioles (Baseball team)
  • Baseball
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball
Label
The Streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record, John Eisenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 286) and index
Carrier category
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
Control code
ocn953710140
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780544107670
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017000811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280635
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953710140
Label
The Streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record, John Eisenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 286) and index
Carrier category
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
Control code
ocn953710140
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780544107670
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017000811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280635
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953710140

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