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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 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 row set 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"--
  • When Cal Ripken Jr. began his career with the Baltimore Orioles he had no idea he'd beat the historic record of playing 2,130 games in a row set 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. Through probing research, meticulous analysis, and colorful parallel storytelling, Eisenberg unravels Gehrig's at times unwitting pursuit of that goal and Ripken's fierce determination to play the game his way
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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
  • plates
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
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
Label
The streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and baseball's most historic record, John Eisenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118471300
  • 31223118471318
  • 31223118471334
  • 31223118471326
  • 31223118471359
  • 31223118471342
  • 31223118471243
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 every day -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544107670
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
Bar code
  • 31223118471300
  • 31223118471318
  • 31223118471334
  • 31223118471326
  • 31223118471359
  • 31223118471342
  • 31223118471243
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 every day -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544107670
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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