All The Stars Came Out That Night In the tradition of iconic literary baseball novels such as The Natural Bang the Drum Slowly and The Brothers K comes a mythic tale about s stars Dizzy Dean Satchel Paige and the greatest game

  • Title: All The Stars Came Out That Night
  • Author: Kevin King
  • ISBN: 9780525949053
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the tradition of iconic literary baseball novels such as The Natural, Bang the Drum Slowly, and The Brothers K comes a mythic tale about 1930s stars Dizzy Dean, Satchel Paige, and the greatest game ever played Narrated by gossip columnist Walter Winchell, All the Stars Came Out That Night paints a vivid and moving portrait of Depression era baseball its raw joy and elIn the tradition of iconic literary baseball novels such as The Natural, Bang the Drum Slowly, and The Brothers K comes a mythic tale about 1930s stars Dizzy Dean, Satchel Paige, and the greatest game ever played Narrated by gossip columnist Walter Winchell, All the Stars Came Out That Night paints a vivid and moving portrait of Depression era baseball its raw joy and elegance but also its cursing, boozing, womanizing, and racism, and its odd relationships with bootleggers, racketeers, Hollywood stars, kidnappers, and even Dominican dictators The date was October 20, 1934, just days after Diz s Cardinals won the World Series The place was Boston s Fenway Park, under portable lights The money behind it was Henry Ford s, who yearned to see an all white and non Jewish team defeat the black all stars And the force behind it all was Clarence Darrow, the legal genius who pulled the political levers to make it happen For Diz s team there was Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Shoeless Joe Jackson overweight and still banned from the game , and a lanky minor leaguer named Joe DiMaggio Paige s all stars featured Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell the fastest man from first to third , Turkey Stearnes, and Buck Leonard With a gimlet eye for historical detail and a passionate love for the game, Kevin King chronicles this epic game between Diz s and Satch s all stars and the epic struggle to put it together No trophies or championships were on the line, only the two most important things in life to any ballplayer respect and redemption.

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    2 thoughts on “All The Stars Came Out That Night

    1. I read through 3/4 of this long book. And that was a chore. I think it should have been 25% shorter! Some parts of All The Stars Came Out That Night are very poetically written; some parts are vulgar. Naturally, vulgarity is part of life and part of baseball, but evidently I just don't care enough about baseball lore to put up with it. The book is full of vignettes featuring real people of 1930s popular culture--from Clarence Darrow to Henry Ford to Carole Lombard to Leo Durocher. They're doing [...]

    2. A rather disappointing book. It took over 300 pages to get to the baseball game which was the only interesting part of the book.

    3. One of the best baseball novels in recent memory; although King's job is made easier by starting with the most colorful gang of historical figures, baseball players or not. The premise, in which a secret game is schemed between major leaguers (led by Babe Ruth and Dizzy Dean) and Negro Leaguers (led by Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson), is enough to make most baseball fans drool; the writing keeps the reader hooked through 300 pages of buildup, until finally, the epic game is described inning by in [...]

    4. The premise is that a team of All Stars from the Negro Leagues led by Satchell Paige & Josh Gibson challenge a Major League All Star Team led by Dizzy Dean in 1934. The author throws in every historical figure from the 1930s that he can work in, from Henry Ford to Carole Lombard to Clarence Darrow. This would probably annoy some readers, but I found it amusing. The author, a poet (this is his first novel) has a poet's gift for language and an obvious love for baseball that makes the book a j [...]

    5. The book centers around a fictional baseball game between the best white players and the best black players of the 1940's, but it involves historical figures from beyond the world of baseball. The personalities of all these people and the time period are portrayed accurately, so the book is as much history as fiction. Overall, it was entertaining, but I found the ending to be a letdown.

    6. Hard to get going but eventually turns into a good read. The two stories at the beginning that seem would never intertwine do just that. It is a great mix of fiction and non-fiction. If you enjoy baseball you'll learn the likings of Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Dizzy Dean, Babe Ruth, a young Joe D'Maggio, and many more I didn't even know existed. Stick with it and you'll be pleased at the end.

    7. Okay, its weird. Especially the beginning. Skip to about page 65 and start. But the author thoroughly researched early baseball players, black and white, and wrote a wild tale that ends with "the greatest game ever played" in 1934. All fiction but great fun. This book is strictly for baseball fans.

    8. Actually 3 1/2 stars would be more accurate. It's about a fantasy allstar baseball game, where all the stars past and present you could think of would be playing. Lovely images from a writer who obviously loves the game. Wonder what he's thinking right now about the current controversy of steroids?

    9. This book in weird. A mix of baseball, crooks and corruption. And then it just ended. No conclusion, and I had a hard time following the last chapter. A bunch of babble. Cant say I would pick it up again.

    10. Horrible. A mess. I am not sure that this book was actually about baseball, but to be honest I don't know what it was about so maybe I am wrong.Horrible.

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