This classic piece of baseball fiction takes readers on the witty and exciting journey of big leagues as they join player Jack Keefe on his journey as a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.
First published in 1914, You Know Me Al is an all-time classical baseball tale that takes readers into the life of Jack Keefe, a bush league baseball player who earns as spot in in the majors as a Chicago White Sox pitcher.
Set in pre-World War I America, letters that Keefe sends to his “old pal” Al reveal Keefe’s self-centered, regular struggles to maintain his spot in the big leagues, keep his personal life under control, and juggle his financial difficulties.
Filled with Keefe’s tales from on and off the field as he travels with the team, Ring Lardner’s writing is full of wit, insight, and entertainment.
Ring Lardner was a sports columnist and acclaimed short-story writer. He worked for several newspapers throughout his career. His stories were notoriously filled with satire, grammatical errors, and everyday events.