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You Had to Like It: Rereading Red Smith

You Had to Like It: Rereading Red Smith

“ENGLAND'S BIGGEST TRACK MEET in 40 years opened this afternoon with a pageant of nationalism, an orgy of oratory and a paroxysm of symbolism but no running, jumping or bulging of the biceps.” Tha...

Fight to the Death: Who Killed Davey Moore?

Fight to the Death: Who Killed Davey Moore?

ON MARCH 21, 1963, two boxers entered Dodger Stadium to fight for the featherweight championship of the world. Davey Moore, the champ, had held the title for four years. Many considered him to be the...

Leaving the Field: On Giving Up Fiction For Good

Leaving the Field: On Giving Up Fiction For Good

image: Steve Blass, World Series 1971 HOW DOES A WRITER know when it is time to hang it up? Last July, Philip Roth, the author of 26 novels and one collection of short stories, told a French...