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LoPan5705 08-08-07 03:47 PM

Baseball related books...?
 
I've recently read....

Built to Win-John Schuerholz
Love Me, Hate Me-Jeff Pearlman (Barry Bonds)
Fair Ball-Bob Costas
3 Nights in August-LaRussa

I've already read Moneyball before someone suggests that one. Does anyone have any other recomendations? Thanks.

mlemmond 08-08-07 04:01 PM

Give Men At Work by George Will a read. I really enjoyed it.

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/...A240_SH20_.jpg

neiname 08-08-07 04:14 PM

Baseball by the Numbers is good as well.

Michael Sheridan 08-08-07 06:23 PM

If you are into biographies,

The Big Bam, by Leigh Montville, and
Clemente, by David Maraniss

were 2 of the better books Ive read lately.

namrfumot 08-08-07 11:40 PM

Theres a good collection of Tom Verducci's SI articles form over the years. I really enjoyed it.

Al Padrino 08-09-07 12:41 AM

Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders

I picked it up last summer for the hiring of Dusty Baker by the Cubs section, but a great, informative read all around.

drmoze 08-09-07 01:12 AM

Don Zimmer's autobiography (Zim: A Baseball Life) is a good read. Lots of good anecdotes, and a mix of 'old school' baseball stories with more modern events and players.

lisadoris 08-09-07 09:49 AM

Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball by Lawrence Hogan
Jackie Robinson bio by Arnold Rampersad
Away Games by Marcus Breton

LoPan5705 08-10-07 12:38 PM

Thanks, I will look into these. Has anyone read "Where's Harry?" by Steve Stone. I'm not a Cubs fan, but would like to read that book. Caray/Stone were great to watch/listen to in the 80s and 90's.

mrhan 08-11-07 12:57 PM

This book on Sadaharu Oh is OOP but it's a good read if you can find it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sadaharu-Oh-A-ZE...QQcmdZViewItem

Arpeggi 08-11-07 01:18 PM

Moneyball

Tommy_Harn 08-13-07 01:58 PM

October, 1964

Billy Batts 08-13-07 06:26 PM

Two great baseball biographies.


Babe by Robert Creamer

http://www.amazon.com/Babe-Legend-Co...7047435&sr=1-2

Very comprehensive biography of Babe Ruth. Cuts through a lot of the myth and folklore and gives you a great look at the life of the Babe.


Luckiest Man by Jonathan Eig

http://www.amazon.com/Luckiest-Man-L...7047435&sr=1-2

Great look at Lou Gehrig's career and life.

Chopper 08-21-07 10:55 AM

Ball Four, by Jim Bouton, is one of the best baseball books that I've ever read.

JAA 08-22-07 07:05 AM


Originally Posted by Billy Batts

Babe by Robert Creamer

http://www.amazon.com/Babe-Legend-Co...7047435&sr=1-2

Very comprehensive biography of Babe Ruth. Cuts through a lot of the myth and folklore and gives you a great look at the life of the Babe...


I completely agree. This may actually be the best basball biography ever. In addition to the highlights you already mention, it beautifully captures the golden age of baseball as well. A must read.

olddumbguy 08-24-07 11:10 PM

Lords of the Realm by John Helyar

http://www.amazon.com/Lords-Realm-Jo...8014805&sr=1-1

The most in-depth look at the business side of baseball you will ever find. It explores the relationship between owners and players from the beginning all the way up thru free agency and the '94 strike.

It's not an easy book to read, but very enjoyable and some fascinating info I had no idea about.

It's OOP now, but I advise getting a copy. I've had mine several years and have read it at least 3 times.

Cardsfan111 08-25-07 12:28 AM


Originally Posted by LoPan5705
Thanks, I will look into these. Has anyone read "Where's Harry?" by Steve Stone. I'm not a Cubs fan, but would like to read that book. Caray/Stone were great to watch/listen to in the 80s and 90's.

I enjoyed Stone's book as I too grew up watching the Cubs on WGN. Even as a Cards fan, it was entertaining to hear Stone recall anectdotes about Harry.

Speaking as a fan of the Redbirds, I've enjoyed Whitey Herzog's books. His most recent is 'You're Missing A Great Game!' (that's off the top of my head).


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