“Our Team gloriously chronicles the excruciating birth pains and exhilarating triumph of a ballclub that played an undervalued but coequal role in challenging major league baseball's instit
“a smorgasbord of baseball delights . . .”
“It is challenging to balance audience appeal in a book like this. One must please both casual fans and those already familiar with the game’s long history.
“Humility, dignity, and character—those were Mays’ personal trademarks. He was an exemplary baseball player and is an exemplary citizen.”
“Robert Fitts has made another important contribution to Japanese American history and to the role of baseball in that story, as well as to the history of the United States.”
Everyone should speak baseball. There is something about the game that communicates ideas and feelings. The game is more than language. It might be a metaphor for life.
"Selig has also given us a book that captures his love for the game. There is goodness here, a transforming goodness."
Let’s write two or more. This year there are a number of books about the great Chicago baseball player Ernie Banks that made it into the publisher’s lineup.
It’s always best to write your memoir before someone writes your biography. Play Hungry joins a lineup of several books about Pete Rose.
Readers have been waiting for this book since 1991, when Goldberger’s New York Times review of the brand-new Chicago White Sox ballpark was published.
“In 2014, Roger Angell was in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame to receive the J. G.
“The book’s strong point is in its critique of advertising and that industry’s relationship with baseball as a reflection of the changes, for good and bad, in American society.
“should be treasured by baseball historians and students of international relations, as well as, anyone interested in baseball, Cuba, and American foreign policy.”
If Marcel Proust had been a 21st century baseball analytics expert, and chose as his subject a single game, his book might’ve ended up like Rob Neyer’s Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball
Isn’t the publishing business supposed to be imploding, with printing costs rising, and the number of titles shrinking?
Babe Ruth was baseball’s biggest star, ever, his name appearing in the record books more than the Beatles sang the word “Yeah!,” a man who hit homers higher and farther than any fan had ever seen,
Keith Hernandez played first base better than anyone of the late 1970s and ’80s.
“this book should become a fixture in the library of any baseball player or coach.”
Given the title, The Pitcher and the Dictator, it would seem that this is a book about Satchel Paige and the legendary short season that he played in the Dominican Republic while in the em
"Tom Verducci. . . has written one of the best books on baseball in recent years."
Baseball has served a distinctive slice of the American social experience for over 170 years. It has been the subject of countless fiction and nonfiction books, movies, plays, and music.
“Off Speed is very much like the perfect game it describes: a true gem.”
For Detroit Tigers fans and for baseball fans in general, Hank Greenberg is remembered as one of the greatest players in Tigers history.
For those who lived through the sixties, this account of some of the major events and people of the decade is certain to resonate.