Writing about sports, in particular about the historical pathways of baseball, is a favorite pastime of academics.
“the definitive work to date.”
Veteran sportswriter Lonnie Wheeler’s latest baseball book, Intangiball: The Subtle Things That Win Baseball Games, is somewhat akin to trying to prove the existence of Big Foot.
Evaluating talent in any line of work is a difficult challenge.
Barry Svrluga is clearly a good guy.
No other professional sport relentlessly pounds away at all its participants like the 162-games of a major league baseball season, and author Barry Svrluga’s book, The Grind: Inside Baseball’s
“through it all, Major League Baseball not only survives, it flourishes. There is no game like it.”
“Mr. Mullin is one of the best creators that comic art has ever produced.”
“. . . two boys who grew up loving baseball, learned to play it in the country, and perfected in the bright lights of Manhattan and San Francisco.”
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Perhaps you never thought about major-league baseball as a monopoly, but it is.
Larry Ruttman has a mission. With his book on American Jews and baseball, he wants to prove that successful Jewish Americans connected to baseball owe their success to Jewish values.
“Readers will find themselves cheering the protagonist, eager to find that light at the end of the tunnel . . .”
It’s no surprise this celebration of Ted Williams is released on the Opening Day for Major League Baseball. Now fans have two reasons to celebrate on April 1.
“What Robinson did on the baseball diamond was merely part of his effort to show black people how to be their very best and to show white people how to remove the barriers keeping blacks fr
“An ex-Wall Street trader improved on Moneyball’s famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat the Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games—with a 41 percent return in his fir
“Anyone who wants to advance beyond the stage of fandom to understand what it takes to establish and run professional baseball would do well to read Mr.
“Bluegrass Baseball performs a reality check for prospective players and owners in the minor leagues.”
“Mr. Wendel engagingly presents the facts of what was a game-changing year in American history for baseball, . . .”
“. . . brings some balance into the picture, and fans would do well to add it to their understanding of their National Game.”
“Conspiracy of Silence offers overwhelming evidence of the effectiveness of the black press in advancing integration in this country.”
In this carefully prepared history dominated by the larger-than-life player Babe Ruth, author Robert Fitts corrects the errors of previous books about the famous baseball tour of Japan 1934.
“One on One has a payoff on every page. Any sports fan will have a hard time putting this book down.
“Trading Manny is, of course, about the heartbreak two fans feel when their love for baseball is betrayed.