Collision at Home Plate: The Lives of Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti (2020)

Collision at Home Plate The Lives of Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti Collision at Home Plate is a dual biography of Pete Rose an uncouth but great ballplayer who suffered disgrace and imprisonment and Bart Giamatti the baseball commissioner so deeply shaken and brui
  • Title: Collision at Home Plate: The Lives of Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti
  • Author: James Reston Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780803289642
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Collision at Home Plate is a dual biography of Pete Rose, an uncouth but great ballplayer who suffered disgrace and imprisonment, and Bart Giamatti, the baseball commissioner so deeply shaken and bruised by the Rose scandal that he died a week after it was made public This is the definitive book on one of the most traumatic and tragic episodes in baseball history.
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    One Reply to “Collision at Home Plate: The Lives of Pete Rose and Bart Giamatti”

    1. There are those who say Pete Rose killed Bart Giamatti That s putting it strongly, but it seems inescapable that with Giamatti s romantic and idealistic view of the game and Pete Rose s earthy hustle and his gambling problems, which eventually seeped into his professional life, the two men were bound to clash Both suffered.It s been a while since I read Collision at Home Plate and I wish now I had written down some comments about it at the time There is a lot of detail in this joint biography of [...]

    2. There is a reason all sports want to separate themselves from the gambling world there s a seedy underbelly to it that undermines the integrity of anything it touches This book really showed the type of people Pete Rose associated with It also showed the stress Bart Giamati and MLB was put under because of it Still, the agreement of August 1989 was a settlement Pete would be suspended from baseball, and after a few years he could be reinstated Who knew Bart Giamati would do only a few days later [...]

    3. As a baseball fan of the game and an admitted biased anti Rose fan at that , I found the details and proedural nature of the book only mildly compelling What did make the book worth a read are the revelations of personality and the nature of Rose and Giamatti s upbringing, and childhood and early career achievements There was little early on to suggest a collision and yet that s exactly what happened Given that the outcome of events was well known, it was satisfying to read how those events unfo [...]

    4. In which the author describes two very different men and the shattering collision of their destinies.The character portraits are deep and vivid There s a ton of detail about the gambling allegations.A pretty fun read.

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