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Author Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933, author

Title The lost journalism of Ring Lardner / edited by Ron Rapoport ; foreword by James Lardner
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2017
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Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Getting Started -- South Bend Has Cause to Be Proud of Athletic Record the Past Year -- Memoirs of a Baseball Scribe (Part 1) -- Memoirs of a Baseball Scribe (Part 2) -- Twenty-Six Cubs Will Be Taken on Southern Journey -- Peerless Leader Takes Charge -- Record Crowd Opens Forbes Field -- PL.'s Team Leads Arabella to the Altar -- Pullman Pastimes: Frank Schulte Is His Own Entertainer -- Pullman Pastimes: Dawson's Reform Credited to Two Cubs -- Rustlers Go Marching Through Georgia -- 2. Baseball -- First Game -- Ring's All-Stars -- Peaches Graham: Nine Men in One -- Ty Cobb's Inside Baseball -- Ping Bodie's Monologue -- Matty -- Mordecai Brown: The Reporter's Friend -- Noisy John Kling -- Casting Stones with Rollie Zeider -- Casey in the Field -- How to Pitch to Babe Ruth -- Baseball Poems -- World Serious -- 1909 -- Exhausted Tigers Extend Series -- 1912 -- Tears of Christy Mathewson -- 1915 -- Plea for Help -- Rainy Day in Philadelphia -- 1916 -- Your Correspondent Sizes Up the Series -- Lardner Story Starts as Verse, Turns to Prose as Fattens Purse -- Inning by Inning with the Red Sox and Robins -- Nothing Happened -- 1917 -- Report from Behind Enemy Lines -- Modern Voltaire -- 1918 -- 18 Holes -- 1919 -- Hot Tip from the Umpire -- Kid's Strategy Goes Amuck as Jake Doesn't Die -- Dirty Finger on the Ball -- 1920 -- No Need to Bribe Brooklyn -- Ring Splits Double-Header -- 1921 -- Lardner Hitting 1.000, Peeved at Weatherman -- Scribes Saved from Overflow of Brains -- 1922 -- Most Important World Series in History -- Fur Coat Is Already Bought -- Mr. Lardner Corrects a Wrong Impression -- It Looks Bad for the Three Little Lardner Kittens -- Yanks Lose, But Lardner Kittens Spared -- 1923 -- Fans Agrog as Series Opens -- Only One Team Could Lose that Game -- 1925 -- Blizzards and Politics Hit Pirate Punch -- 1927 -- Ring Hears the Game He Is Seeing -- Some Final Thoughts On The Game -- Oddities of Bleacher Bugs -- Kill the Umpire -- Why Ring Stopped Covering Baseball -- Br'er Rabbit Ball -- 3. Ring Goes To War -- War Ballad -- Why I Can't Fight -- Free Trip to Europe -- Message to Sec. Baker -- Daddy's Alibi -- Ring Hears Government Plans to Scare Mexico -- Serve Your Country with a Minimum of Effort -- Good Tip to Friend Al -- E'en War So Grim Refuses to Dim Humor of Him -- Ball Game in France -- Setting Out for the Front -- On Being Bombed -- Letter to Home -- Back in Les Etats Unis -- What's the Matter with Kaiser Bill? -- Wake Travel Guide (European Branch) -- Do-Without Club -- Ring Can't Smile at War's End -- 4. Football -- Perils of Being a Football Writer -- Michigan Vs. Harvard: A Personal Odyssey -- Letter -- How I'll Get That Story -- Persunal Appeal -- Friend Indeed -- Perseverance Wins -- He Has It All Planned Out -- Fresh Guy -- Where There's Real Sport -- Please Don't Go and Ruin It All -- Blue Monday at Michigan -- Wolverines Off for East Today; Big Squad to Go -- Yost's Squad Loses Outfit; Railroad Fails to Drop Off Baggage, Handicapping Workout -- Yost's Cripples Meet Harvard in East Today -- Luck Favors Harvard in Beating Michigan -- 5. Politics -- If You Don't Know What He Writes About You Have Nothing on Him -- Ring Takes the "Pomp" Out of Pompey -- Key-Noting with Lardner -- United States of Old Glory -- Ring Is Through with Conventions But Fielder Jones is O.K. -- Me for Mayor -- Taxing Situation -- Starve with Hoover or Feast with Lardner -- Ring May Run with Debs on Prison Ticket -- Ring Says the Race Is Between Himself and Cobb -- It Looks Like a Stampede to Lardner -- Vice=Presidency -- Dressing for the Inauguration Is Some Job -- Simplicity Reigns in Washington -- Harding Inaugural Is Simps' Delight -- Presidential Golf -- Ring Organizes the Ku Klux Klan -- No Navy=No Fight -- War With Japan May Have to Be Fought with Postcards -- Coolidge Awaits Word of Landslide -- Lodge Nearly Achieves Acquaintance with Ring -- Double-Header in Cleveland Finds Gaps in Bleachers -- Ring Will Run Under One Condition -- Women Held to Blame for Long Session -- Ring Defends His Socks -- Ring Wants Bryan Lured Away -- Democrats Are Out to Set New World Record -- Ring Knew It All Along -- Ring's New Tax Bill to Include Congressmen -- Why I Will Vote Socialist -- 6. Boxing -- Evening Accumulating Culture -- Dempsey Vs. Willard -- Jess' Stomach Shouldn't Be Worried -- Ring's Funny Stories Make the Operators Sick -- Lardner Hears Peace Trio Will Officiate at Bout -- After Seeing Jess in the Movies, Ring Wonders How Jack Can Win -- Lardner Won on Allies and Picks Willard Now -- When I Picked Jess to Win I Thought He'd Have Two Eyes to See With -- Dempsey Vs. Carpentier -- Getting to Know Geos -- Ring Will Bear Up No Matter Who Wins -- Ring Gives Dry Statistics on Preparations for Fight -- Ring Uses Strategy to Buzz Frenchman -- Lots of "Trebles" at Carpentier's Ringside -- Everything Goes When You Hit Dempsey's Camp -- Surprise Party for Jack -- Ring Sizes Up Critics from Europe -- How to Overcome the Shock of Battle -- Ring Is Glad He Wasn't in the Ring -- Dempsey Vs. Firpo -- They Ought to Spell It Furpo -- Theys No Doubt Wild Bull Can Hit If Jack Lets Him -- No More Salutes from Firpo to Sid -- Lardner Sees the Wild Bull -- Firpo Takes the Day Off -- Ring Discovers What's Wrong with His Feet -- Ring Gives Dempsey Some Advice -- Lardner in Great Shape for Wordy Battle -- Word from Bernard Shaw -- It Was a FIGHT -- Dempsey Vs
Tunney -- Monosyllables to Jack's Jaw -- Best Fight of Tunney's Career Found Dempsey at His Worst -- 7. Noble Experiment -- 1919 -- Prohibition Blues -- Some Recipes with Kicks -- Ounce of Prevention -- Benefits of Prohibition -- Oh, Shoot! -- 8. America's Cup And Other Sports -- Ring Can't Stand the Excitement of Yacht Racing -- Yachts Sail Like a Snail with Paralysis -- Closest Race We've Slept Through Yet -- Race Is Between a Snail and a Hearse -- Too Slow to Give a Kick -- Learn to Play Lip Golf -- Ring Reviews His Golf Season -- Perfect Day at Saratoga -- Tips on Horses -- Ring Discovers Polo -- How to Stork Big Game -- How Winners Quit Winners -- Why It's Called a Dog's Life -- Ring's Sensitive Nature Recoils at Hockey -- With Rod and Gun -- 9. Family Life -- Family Poems -- To the Absent One Again -- To the New One -- To the Latest -- Help Wanted -- Eternal Question -- Exit Madge -- Mysterious Antipathy -- Parting -- Exalted Above His Fellows -- Declaration of Independence -- Welcome to Spring -- Youngest One Breaks In -- Moving to the East -- Why Not a Husbands' Union? -- It's a Good Thing Birthdays Don't Come Oftener -- Got a Radio in Your Home? -- Ring Loves His New Radio -- Ring's Long Island Estate Opens to Visitors -- Ring's Water Bill Is $1,643 -- and Nobody Drinks It -- Latest Dope from Great Neck -- Ring Confused with Thunder Shower by Radio Fans -- Carpenter's Concert Mars Ring's Speech -- 10. On Journalism -- Journalism Poems -- Monday -- Come On, You Roseate Day -- West Town Storm -- This Afternoon -- To the Man Higher Up -- First Aid -- Valentines -- Plea for Mercy -- Another Plea for Mercy -- Office Secrets -- Part 1 -- Part 2 -- Part 3 -- Conquering a Bad Habit -- Ring Wants a Day Off -- Voice of the People -- Mister Toastmaster and Gentlemen -- On the Scarcity of Paper for Newspapers -- New System for Running Newspapers -- Going Back to Work -- 11. People, Places, And Pieces Of Ring's Mind -- Fifteen Cents Worth -- Starring in the Movies with Billie Burke -- Marry a Man or Caddy for Him -- Keep the Reform Fires Burning -- Automatic Writing -- Some Cigars Would Cure Any Smoker -- Have a Spelling Bee of Your Own -- Try Love Letters on Your Creditors -- Ring Observes the Miami Mermaids -- Ring Discloses His Beauty Secrets -- If You Ain't in the Monday Opera Club, You Don't Belong -- Ring Denies He Owes Chicago $50 -- Cordial Greeting from Pola -- Swimming the Transit Channels -- Christmas Card -- From a Bottle Found in the Ocean -- With Rope and Gum -- 12. Parodies And Reviews -- Cubist Baseball -- Spoon -- Rigoletto -- Lilac Time -- Mary MacLane and Her Passionate Male Quartette -- Madam Butterfly Was Some Insect -- Cinderella -- Ring Tells the Story of Snow White -- Dog's Tale -- Fifteen Rounds with Shakespeare and Tunney -- Your Broadway, Beau, and You Can Have It -- Heavy Da-Dee-Dough Boys -- Lyricists Strike Pay Dirt -- We're All Sisters Under the Hide of Me -- 13. Buried Treasure And Night Letters -- Buried Treasure -- Night Letters
Summary "An anthology of journalist Ring Lardner's writings on sports and other nonfiction topics that collects works that have been mostly unavailable for decades"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Sports.
Sports journalism -- United States.
Sports -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Rapoport, Ron, editor
ISBN 0803299400 (electronic bk.)
0803299427 (electronic bk.)
9780803299405 (electronic bk.)
9780803299429 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections