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Mark Gozonsky

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Mark Gozonsky’s essay “Gritty All Day Long,” which first appeared in The Sun, was published in The Best American Sports Writing 2020. He lives in Los Angeles.

— From November 2020
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

How I Got To First Base

Earlier that same afternoon All-Star slugger Dave “The Cobra” Parker had revealed to me the secret of hitting: “Hit the fucker hard, and hope it goes far.” I keep this revelation enshrined in the same chamber of my heart where my rabbinical ancestors kept their favorite Scriptures.

November 2020
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Orange Appreciation Award

I keep a few backyard oranges mixed in with the baseballs in the bucket I take to practice. Every time one of my teammates peeks in, he’s like, “Oranges?” question mark, when it really ought to be “Oranges!” EXCLAMATION POINT!

March 2020
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Gritty All Day Long

I thought tryouts went great. I played catcher, just catcher. You may ask, How solid was my receiving with that lingering double vision? Well, I’m happy to report that squatting behind the plate was a miracle cure.

November 2019
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