ESQUIRE magazine April 24 1979 BASEBALL ALAN JAY LERNER
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Issue Date:April 24, 1979; Volume 91 No. 8
IN THIS ISSUE:-
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COVER: BASEBALL: The Last thing left to belive in? Cover: Illustration by Todd Schorr; lettering by Michael Doret. Evoking our preview of the baseball season, page 61.
1979 BASEBALL SPECIAL -- An introduction to the season, beginning with some wise words by critic Richard Gilman.
THE ETERNAL SPRING: 18 INSTANT REPLAYS by Daniel Okrent -- The charm of baseball is its own wacky history -- past and present.
1979 BASEBALL FORECAST by Bill James -- The fascination of baseball is knowing what is going to happen and who is going to happen in the upcoming season.
SCREWBALLS ARE FOREVER by Roy Blount Jr. -- The heroes of baseball include its oddballs, its flakes.
HENRY WIGGEN'S LAST PITCH -- Fiction by Mark Harris -- The essence of baseball is Henry Wiggen, eternal teammate and "author" of such books as Bang the Drum Slowly. A new Wiggen book is on the mound, to the delight of all fans. Get your first look here.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ALAN JAY LERNER -- Interview by Harry Stein -- Moment to moment with the Broadway lyricist.
TEDDY'S CHARGE UP SAN JUAN HILL -- TO THE PRESIDENCY by Edmund Morris -- No American man ever had such fun as Theodore Roosevelt, especially when he was fighting, hacking, and hewing down in Cuba in the interests of the national destiny. The best day of all was July 1,1898. An excerpt from a book on the young Roosevelt.
HIGH LIFE: STUDIO 54 IS OVER by Taki -- All the poor slobs that couldn't get into New York's hot disco are soon going to be let in. And whom will they find inside? Themselves.
FULL DISCLOSURE: THE END OF TRUST? by Dan Dorfman -- Coming soon: A lie detector in a wristwatch for only $29.95. The implications are ominous.
POLITICS: GETTING READY FOR WAR by Richard Reeves -- Some in the Congress, the military, and the press are pushing a new "get tough" line. Are they trying to rouse the nation for battle?
THE CHANGING RULES: OFFICE ROMANCES by Marylin Bender -- Sex in the office used to be between the boss and his secretary. Now that women are executives and up-and-coming managers, sex in the office is between competitive colleagues. No one knows quite what to think about it.
IS WALL STREET SELLING CUSTOMERS SHORT? by Andrew Tobias -- How your broker makes a big profit -- very quietly.
THE LAW: SEARS SUIT STUMBLES by Steven Brill -- Civil rights advocate Charles Morgan Jr. made headlines once again when, representing Sears, Roebuck and Company, he sued to stop government antidiscrimination activities. But his scheme may backfire.
Personal Finance: Taxes: If You Cheat ... by William Flanagan -- Last-minute advice for the panicky, the lily-livered, and the insecure. First off, you can easily get an extension.
America Sits for Its Portrait -- by Barbara Norfleet -- A dip into the files of the country's unsung social historians: The small-town studio photographers.
Dubious Achievement Awards for April -- Our monthly booby prizes.
Books -- Private Faces, Public Faces -- Geoffrey Wolff reviews John Leonard's Private Lives in the Imperial City; Ronald Reagan reviews S. I. Hayakawa's Through the Communication Barrier.
Backstage with Esquire -- Our Crystal Baseball Introducing the baseball section beginning on page 61. In particular: A twenty-nine-year-old fanatic, Bill James.
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