“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?
Keith Hernandez played first base better than anyone of the late 1970s and ’80s.
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,
“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.
Brian Kenny’s book, Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution, borders on heresy.
Jeff Passan, a baseball columnist at Yahoo! Sports, set out to write a baseball book that he hoped “could help a lot of people.” He categorically succeeded.
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.”