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Sports: The Opium of the People?

  • Lou Gehrig: Farewell to Baseball, July 4, 1939 [At this Site]
  • Birdie Tebbetts: I'd Rather Catch, The Atlantic Monthly, September, 1949 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
  • Jim Brosnan: The Fantasy World of Baseball, The Atlantic Monthly, April, 1964 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
  • Donald Honig: Out of Reach of All the Glory, The Atlantic Monthly, May, 1975 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
    an excerpt from his book Baseball When the Grass Was Green
  • Michael Lenehan: Pure Baseball Men, The Atlantic Monthly, August, 1981 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
  • The Atlantic: Ballpark Memories, The Atlantic Monthly, April 1997 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
  • Thomas P. Curtis: High Hurdles and White Gloves, The Atlantic Monthly,  December 1956 [At The Atlantic, subscription required]
    The selection of the US Olympic team in 1932.
  • Tom Wolfe: The Last American Hero [At Internet Archive, from Virginia]
    On stock-car races.

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