The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant

Douglass Wallop

Steve Hendrickson (Narrator)

12-19-17

5hrs 37min

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Unabridged

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Fiction

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12-19-17

5hrs 37min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

Description

“A bad bargain for the devil, a wonderful one for readers.” New York Post

Decades before Field of Dreams there was The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, the classic baseball fable that became the hit movie and musical Damn Yankees. Now a new generation is ready to discover this delightful book, restored to its original title.

Baseball lovers everywhere can identify with Joe Boyd, a die-hard Washington Senators fan who puts his soul in hock to help them wrest the pennant away from the hated, all-conquering Yankees. Transformed by the sulfurous Mr. Applegate’s satanic magic into twenty-two-year-old phenom Joe Hardy, he leads the hapless Senators in a torrid late-season pursuit of the men in pinstripes. Joe has until September 21 before the deal becomes final―and eternal. With the luscious temptress Lola to distract him, he’ll have a hell of a time wriggling out of the bargain.

Praise

“A bad bargain for the devil, a wonderful one for readers.” New York Post

“The only people I know who don’t love this book are those who have never read it.” Bill James, baseball writer, historian, and statistician

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Language English
Release Day Dec 18, 2017
Release Date December 19, 2017
Release Date Machine 1513641600
Imprint Spoken Realms
Provider Spoken Realms
Categories New in Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Sports, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Douglass Wallop

Douglass Wallop (1920–1985) was a journalist and novelist, and a Washington Senators fan. He won a Tony Award in 1956 for Damn Yankees.

Narrator Bio
Steve Hendrickson

Steve Hendrickson has been a professional actor for over thirty years. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, he has appeared in theaters across the country. His audio projects include Archibald Finch and the Lost Witches and The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, among others.

Overview

Decades before Field of Dreams there was The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, the classic baseball fable that became the hit movie and musical Damn Yankees. Now a new generation is ready to discover this delightful book, restored to its original title.

Baseball lovers everywhere can identify with Joe Boyd, a die-hard Washington Senators fan who puts his soul in hock to help them wrest the pennant away from the hated, all-conquering Yankees. Transformed by the sulfurous Mr. Applegate’s satanic magic into twenty-two-year-old phenom Joe Hardy, he leads the hapless Senators in a torrid late-season pursuit of the men in pinstripes. Joe has until September 21 before the deal becomes final―and eternal. With the luscious temptress Lola to distract him, he’ll have a hell of a time wriggling out of the bargain.

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