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Hans Christian Andersen wrote a fable about weavers who promised their emperor a new suit of clothes.

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Baseball historians generally agree on the mainstays of the baseball morality tale. They know that Abner Doubleday had nothing to do with the invention of the game.

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I try to stay on the positive side of things as much as I can, because I’m a positive kind of guy.  But once in a while, a book comes along that is so laughably obtuse that you just can’t give it a

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Does any biography deserve 700 pages? When you read Lazenby’s Michael Jordan:  The Life you’ll be hard-pressed to answer anything but yes.”

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“Muhammad Ali . . . fashioned from the most contentious sport something perilously close to beauty.”

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“A Talk In The Park is baseball as you’ve never read it—and how you always remembered hearing it.”

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“a fascinating, illuminating, engaging story of what it takes to be successful at the highest levels.

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Picture a league full of pro players, several from the United States and the rest from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the Ukraine—all playing on a base

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“Better bring your own redemption when you come/
To the barricades of Heaven where I’m from . . .”
—Jackson Browne

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This historically accurate book, a real gift to children, explains the effective and admirable life of Effa Manley, the first important female baseball clubowner.

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I only recently learned that my father played second base when he was in Little League; I was, justifiably, cordoned off in left field.

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“Fenway Park, in Boston, is a little lyric bandbox of a ballpark,” begins the tale of Red Sox slugger Ted Williams’ final at bat on September 28, 1960, at the oldest major league baseball stadium c

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