Books – The Call of the Game


The Call of the Game

Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies
Pub. Date: November 1986
ISBN: 9780070453548

The year 1983 was a sports junkie’s dream come true for New York schoolteacher McKee, who took a sabbatical to attend sporting events throughout the U.S. He began with bobsled racing at Lake Placid in January and ended with the Super Bowl at Tampa the following January. In between were contests like the first night game of the U.S. Football League in Birmingham, the NCAA basketball championships in Albuquerque and the World Series in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Then there were the games of less moment like the National Jousting Tournament in the nation’s capital, the National Juggling Festival in New York State and the Continental Team Tiddlywinks Championships in Boston. McKee describes some 55 events the participants, the spectators and the sites with infectious enthusiasm, and the result is unadulterated fun for the reader.