In 1949, SPORT magazine published Lineup for Yesterday, a collection of poems by Ogden Nash celebrating the greatest big-league baseball players of the day. Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and 22 other icons of the diamond were honoured with witty 4-line lines in sports humour .
Nash’s rhymes are here amid the masterful illustrations of C. F. Payne, that capture not merely every man’s distinctive profile however conjointly the romanticism of a bygone era. “History notes, meanwhile, written by Linell Nash Smith, add color and depth, finishing this extraordinary respect to the good summer pursuit”
With his signature punning and brevity, Nash muses about twenty-four fascinating characters in a four-line poem. Every form is in the midst of colourful biographical notes written by Nash’s female offspring, Linell Nash Smith. A masterful mix of poetry and photos, every athletic unfold brings bygone players to life during this updated classic for a replacement generation of devoted fans.
- Publisher : Creative Editions; Reprint edition (August 24, 2011)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 56 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1568462123
- ISBN-13 : 978-1568462127
- Reading age : 6 – 8 years
- Grade level : 1 – 3