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Barra, Allen

Overview
Works: 23 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 7,481 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Anecdotes  Miscellanea  Periodicals  Personal narratives 
Classifications: GV865.B4, B
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Most widely held works by Allen Barra
Yogi Berra : eternal Yankee by Allen Barra ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this revelatory biography, Allen Barra presents Yogi's remarkable life as never seen before, from his childhood in "Dago Hill," the Italian-American neighborhood in St. Louis, to his leading role on the 1949-53 Yankees, the only team to win five consecutive World Series, to the travails of the '64 pennant race, through his epic battles and final peace with George Steinbrenner. Features one hundred photos and countless "Yogi-isms."
Inventing Wyatt Earp : his life and many legends by Allen Barra ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a biography of United States marshal Wyatt Earp and examines the role he has assumed in the American myth of the old West
The last coach : a life of Paul "Bear" Bryant by Allen Barra ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life and career of the college football coach, describing his coming of age during the Depression, work with such teams as Texas A&M and Alabama, contributions to college football integration, and relationships with players and coaches
Mickey and Willie by Allen Barra ( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age, almost the same size, and came to New York at the same time. They possessed virtually the same talents, and played the same position. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. Both were nearly crushed by the weight of the outsized expectations placed on them, first by their families and later by America. Both lived secret lives far different from those their fans knew. What their fans also didn't know was that the two men shared a close personal friendship--and that each was the only man who could truly understand the other's experience"--
Big play Barra on football by Allen Barra ( )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a follow-up to his Clearing the Bases uÌ€ Sports IllustratedÆs book of the year for 2002uÌ€syndicated columnist Allen Barra turns his eye from AmericaÆs pastime to AmericaÆs passion. In this collection of essays, Barra delves into the gridironÆs all-time greats, some of the sportÆs enduring controversies, and suggests new ways to think about the game that holds our attention from August through January, every year. Barra turns his aggressively intelligent writing to the Heisman Trophy and its controversies and demonstrates why the Bowl Championship Series has not and cannot work. He explains ho
Clearing the bases : the greatest baseball debates of the last century by Allen Barra ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sport columnist offers his points of view on a variety of baseball subjects and debates, from the mysterious disappearance of the high leg-kick by pitchers, to spirited comparisons of all-time greats like Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, Roger Clemens and Lefty Grove, and Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays
Rickwood Field : a century in America's oldest ballpark by Allen Barra ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sports historian Allan Barra takes us on an unforgettable journey to Birmingham, Alabama, where America's oldest ballpark, would look--were it not for the new paint job--almost identical to when the gates first opened almost a century ago. Evoking such classics as Shoeless Joe and The Boys of Summer, Rickwood Field recalls a simpler bygone era when a weathered ballpark was, and still is, a rare beacon of hope.--From publisher description
Brushbacks and knockdowns : the greatest baseball debates of two centuries by Allen Barra ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
But Barra risks inciting barroom riots with essays covering such topics as "Who was a better hitter, Babe Ruth or Barry Bonds?" "Is Barry Bonds the best player over 35 in baseball history?" "Who is the best player not in the Hall of Fame?" "Who was the most valuable team player in baseball history?" (Hint: His name rhymes with "Yogi.") "Is baseball's talent pool shrinking?" He also casts his eye at the current state of Major League Baseball in his essay "The Myth of Competitive Balance, or How Bud Selig Almost Suckered You into Ruining the Baseball Season.""--BOOK JACKET
Yogi Berra eternal Yankee by Allen Barra ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allen Barra presents the life story of baseball's most successful player, Yogi Berra. From his rough-and-tumble childhood in St. Louis to the baseball Hall of Fame, Yogi has seen his share of triumphs as well as defeats. As the most quoted, funniest athlete of all time, Yogi's story becomes complete in this larger-than-life biography
Mickey and Willie Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball's golden age by Allen Barra ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barra exposes the uncanny parallels--and lifelong friendship--between Micky Mantle and Willie Mays, two of the greatest baseball players ever to take the field
Football by the numbers, 1986 by Allen Barra ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
That's not the way it was : (almost) everything they told you about sports is wrong by Allen Barra ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Football by the numbers, 1987 by Allen Barra ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pro football's greatest stars ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 of the greatest in Pro Football
Football by the numbers ( )
in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigating history ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peel away the layers of legend to examine the complicated figure at the heart of one of the Old West's most famous episodes
Custer still stands by Allen Barra ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
One mile of open ground : was Pickett's Charge Lee's best chance for winning Gettysburg? by Allen Barra ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Trying for the truth about the Alamo... by Allen Barra ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sports : The Greatest Series? by Allen Barra ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Just as the year changed the nation, so its world series changed American sports
 
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