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Roger Angell


Roger Angell (Author.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 19, 1920.)  Of all the writers who have turned out all the billions of words about baseball in the last 150 years, Roger Angell stands virtually alone.  Angell has no peer in capturing the biorhythmic symbiosis that links the fans to the game.  He feels the pulse of baseball, its players, and its adherents as does no other writer.  His essays in The New Yorker (where he has been employed since 1956) and his many books convey his unique vision.  Angell first became known beyond the reader base of his magazine in 1972 with the publication of the celebrated The Summer Game.  He followed that success with Five Seasons (1977), Late Innings (1982), and Season Ticket (1988).  The Summer Game was his third book, following The Stone Arbor and Other Stories (1961) and the humorous A Day in the Life of Roger Angell (1971).  Angell was graduated from Harvard in 1942 and served in the Army Air Force (1942-46) during World War II.  He then worked as a writer and editor for the Curtis Publishing Co. until joining The New Yorker.

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