Roger Kahn
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"Roger Kahn" is an American author, best known for his 1972 baseball book The Boys of Summer (book)/The Boys of Summer.

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Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed.

I covered a team that no longer exists in a demolished ballpark for a newspaper that is dead.

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.

Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams.

I see the boys of summer in their ruin.

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.

A major league baseball team is a collection of 25 youngish men who have made the major leagues and discovered that in spite of it, life remains distressingly short of ideal.

The Boys of Summer.