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Lawrence S. Ritter (May 23, 1922 - February 15, 2004) was an American writer whose specialties were economics and baseball.

Ritter was a professor of economics and finance, and chairman of the Department of Finance at the Graduate School of Business Administration of New York University. He also edited the academic periodical Journal of Finance from 1964 to 1966. He died at age 81 in New York City. His book, Principles of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets, coauthored with William L. Silber and Gregory F. Udell, has gone through twelve editions and has been a standard college text since it was first published in 1974.

But Ritter is arguably best known for writing one of the most famous sports books of all time, The Glory of Their Times (1966, updated 1984). He collaborated with another baseball historian, Donald Honig, on The Image of Their Greatness (1979) and The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time (1981, featuring several players who would later be dropped in favor of new players on several later all-time greats lists).

In researching The Glory of Their Times, Ritter travelled 75,000 miles to interview his subjects, sitting for hours listening to them tell their tales into his tape recorder. Ritter's "Existential" style of interviewing was to allow his subjects to reminisce freely, rarely prodding or probing them on anything. No questions about specific games. No questions about what it was like to face certain players. Ritter's technique was to get his interviewee comfortable around him, to turn the tape-recorder on, and shut up while his subjects spoke. Ritter's style elicited responses that other reporters never reach with questions. His most difficult "find" was Sam Crawford, who shared the outfield with Ty Cobb in Detroit. After being given only cryptic hints about where he might find Crawford, i.e., "drive between 175 and 225 miles north of Los Angeles", Crawford's wife told Ritter, "and you'll be warm" - Ritter ended up in Baywood Park, California where his inquiries yielded nothing. After several days, he sat in a laundromat watching his clothes spin beside an old man. Ritter asked him if he knew anything about Sam Crawford, the old ball player. The man replied, "Well I should hope so. Bein' as I'm him."

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Total Books: 62
Principles of Money Banking and Financial Markets  MyEconLab Student Access Code Card
2010 - Principles of Money Banking and Financial Markets Myeconlab Student Access Code Card [12th Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780132479219
ISBN-10: 0132479214
Genre: Business & Money
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The Glory of Their Times The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It
Principles of Money Banking and Financial Markets Plus MyEconLab Student Access Kit Package
2009 - Principles of Money Banking and Financial Markets Plus Myeconlab Student Access Kit Package [12th Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780138002169
ISBN-10: 0138002169
Genre: Business & Money
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Principles of Money Banking  Financial Markets
2008 - Principles of Money Banking Financial Markets [12th Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780321339195
ISBN-10: 0321339193
Genres: Business & Money, Engineering & Transportation
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Study Guide for Principles of Money Banking  Financial Markets
2008 - Study Guide for Principles of Money Banking Financial Markets (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780321567413
ISBN-10: 0321567412
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Principles of Money Banking  Financial Markets plus MyEconLab plus eBook 1-semester Student Access Kit
Study Guide
2004 - Study Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780201796056
ISBN-10: 0201796058
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Principles of Money Banking and Financial Markets
2003 - Principles of Money Banking and Financial Markets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321243287
ISBN-10: 0321243285
Genre: Business & Money
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Principles of Money Banking and Financial Markets plus MyEconLab Student Access Kit
The Babe The Game That Ruth Built
2003 - The Babe the Game That Ruth Built (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781894963077
ISBN-10: 1894963075
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Babe A Life in Pictures
2001 - The Babe a Life in Pictures (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781930844056
ISBN-10: 1930844050
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Leagues Apart The Men and Times of the Negro Baseball Leagues
2001 - Leagues Apart the Men and Times of the Negro Baseball Leagues (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613181839
ISBN-10: 0613181832
Genre: Children's Books
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The Sportswriter Loses Control
2000 - The Sportswriter Loses Control (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780738819129
ISBN-10: 0738819123
Genre: Romance
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The Story of Baseball  Third Revised and Expanded Edition
1999 - The Story of Baseball Third Revised and Expanded Edition (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780688162641
ISBN-10: 0688162649
Genre: Children's Books
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Lost Ballparks A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields
1994 - Lost Ballparks a Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140234220
ISBN-10: 0140234225
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Glory of Their Times  The Story of Baseball Told By the Men Who Played It
1992 - The Glory of Their Times the Story of Baseball Told By the Men Who Played It (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780688112738
ISBN-10: 0688112730
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Image of Their Greatness  An Illustrated History of Baseball
1992 - Image of Their Greatness an Illustrated History of Baseball (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517587287
ISBN-10: 0517587289
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Image of Their Greatness
1988 - Image of Their Greatness (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517536254
ISBN-10: 0517536250
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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100 Great Baseball Players
1986 - 100 Great Baseball Players [Revised 2nd Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517561812
ISBN-10: 0517561816
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Glory of Their Times
1985 - Glory of Their Times (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780394741062
ISBN-10: 0394741064
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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The story of baseball
1983 - The Story of Baseball (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780688017248
ISBN-10: 068801724X
Genre: Children's Books
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