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Author and humorist James Thurber talks with Jim Brosnan, a professional baseball player and author of "The Long Season", about the upcoming World Series (1960) sports in general, and their different approaches to writing. Thurber talks about a short story he wrote about baseball. They exchange funny stories about the sport and the people involved in it. They give their definitions of a baseball fan, and each remembers when he first saw a real baseball game. Thurber thinks Brosnan is a very fine writer. Brosnan explains how he wrote his book in between baseball practices. 1960. Author and humorist James Thurber talks with Jim Brosnan, a professional baseball player and author of "The Long Season", about the upcoming World Series (1960) sports in general, and their different approaches to writing. Thurber talks about a short story he wrote about baseball. They exchange funny stories about the sport and the people involved in it. They give their definitions of a baseball fan, and each remembers when he first saw a real baseball game. Thurber thinks Brosnan is a very fine writer. Brosnan explains how he wrote his book in between baseball practices. Includes Thurber's drawings of a home plate hassle. Produced by John McGiffert, Directed by John Desmond, Writer Joseph Hurley. Air date 10/2/60. 24 mins. James Thurber, author and humorist Jim Brosnan, professional baseball player and author of "The Long Season"
1960
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