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"A bad bargain for the devil, a wonderful one for readers."—New York Post
Decades before Field of Dreams
there was The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant
, the classic baseball fable that became the hit movie and musical Damn Yankees
. Now a new generation is ready to discover this delightful book, restored to its original title, with a new introduction by baseball writer Bill James.
Baseball lovers everywhere can identify with Joe Boyd, a die-hard Washington Senators fan who puts his soul in hock to help them wrest the pennant away from the hated, all-conquering Yankees. Transformed by the sulfurous Mr. Applegate's satanic magic into twenty-two-year-old phenom Joe Hardy, he leads the hapless Senators in a torrid late-season pursuit of the men in pinstripes. Joe has until September 21st before the deal becomes final—and eternal. With the luscious temptress Lola to distract him, he'll have a hell of a time wriggling out of the bargain...