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.
Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, more raw, 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.
Originally published in 1966, The Glory of Their Times tells the stories of early 20th century baseball and is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest books written about the sport. The Glory of Their Times is the book every baseball fan should read.
About the Author
Lawrence S. Ritter (1922-2004) was chairman of the Department of Finance at the Graduate School of Business Administration of New York University. He collaborated with fellow baseball historian Donald Honig on The Image of Their Greatness and The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time but is best known for The Glory of Their Times, one of the most famous sports books ever published.
“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, The New York Times Book Review
”Quite simply the best sports book in recent memory.” — Wilfrid Sheed, The New York Times Book Review
“Easily the best baseball book ever produced by anyone.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The Glory of Their Times will be around as long as baseball.” — Nelson Algren
"The single best baseball book of all time." — Red Barber
"There's not a dull moment in the whole book." — The Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer
“Warm, happy, exciting . . . It has been a long time since I enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed The Glory of Their Times. . . The day after I finished it I started reading it all over again.” — Ted Williams
" . . . It is a very readable, enjoyable chronicle of the six or seven decades of the game that preceded what is often referred to as the modern era. It can easily be enjoyed by anyone who likes good writing, interesting characters and has just a passing knowledge of the game." — Pete Reynolds, The Chicago Star
“This was the best baseball book published in 1966, it is the best baseball book of its kind now, and, if it is reissued in 10 years, it will be the best baseball book of 1995.” — People