First Edition of Me and DiMaggio: A Baseball Fan Goes in Search of His Gods; Inscribed to Writer Roger Kahn
Me and DiMaggio: A Baseball Fan Goes in Search of His Gods.
Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher (Roger Kahn).$300.00
Item Number: 89253
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986.
First edition of this memoir, which explores the relationship with the game of baseball, and with his hero, New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Roger Kahn- I’ll show you mine if you show me yours! Christopher L-H 9-10-86.” Additionally signed in full by the author on the title page. The recipient Roger Kahn is the author on the classic baseball book The Boys of Summer, which examines his relationship with his father seen through the prism of their shared affection for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 2002, a Sports Illustrated panel placed The Boys of Summer second on a list of “The Top 100 Sports Books of All Time.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Karen Katz. A nice association.
Offering a behind-the-scenes look at the players, owners, promoters, and reporters of baseball, this book follows a year in baseball and all its rituals, from spring training to the World Series to the Winter Executive Meetings.