From Lawrence Ritter (The Image of Their Greatness, The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time), comes one of the bestselling, most acclaimed sports books of all time, The Glory of Their Times—now a Harper Perennial Modern Classic.
“Almost perfect . . . a vivid, gentle, and humorous narrative, accompanied by marvelous photographs.”
— Roger Angell, New Yorker
“I could happily reread every summer for the rest of my life that greatest of all baseball books, The Glory of Their Times.”
— Stephen Jay Gould, New York Times Book Review
“Warm, happy, exciting . . . The day after I finished it I started reading it all over again.”
— Ted Williams
Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, rawer, more intimate—when giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb ran the bases. In the monumental classic The Glory of Their Times, the golden era of our national pastime comes alive through the vibrant words of those who played and lived the game.