"Roger Angell is America's greatest writer on the sport of baseball. Hailed by critics, fans, and writers alike, Five Seasons is his classic collection of pieces written during and about one of modern baseball's most controversial, popular, and best-played eras - 1972-1977. Readers of The Summer Game amd Late Innings will recognize this book as Angell at his very best. Those who have managed to live without reading Angell's books or his New Yorker pieces will find Five Seasons the exhilarating start of a lifelong Angell habit. For noone writes better about baseball than Roger Angell; in fact, few write better about anything."