Baseball

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“Humility, dignity, and character—those were Mays’ personal trademarks. He was an exemplary baseball player and is an exemplary citizen.” 

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“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.”

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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.

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"Selig has also given us a book that captures his love for the game. There is goodness here, a transforming goodness."

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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.

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It’s always best to write your memoir before someone writes your biography. Play Hungry joins a lineup of several books about Pete Rose.

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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.

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“In 2014, Roger Angell was in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame to receive the J. G.

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“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.

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“should be treasured by baseball historians and students of international relations, as well as, anyone interested in baseball, Cuba, and American foreign policy.”

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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

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Isn’t the publishing business supposed to be imploding, with printing costs rising, and the number of titles shrinking?

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Keith Hernandez played first base better than anyone of the late 1970s and ’80s.

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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,

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“this book should become a fixture in the library of any baseball player or coach.”

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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

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"Tom Verducci. . . has written one of the best books on baseball in recent years."

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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.

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“Off Speed is very much like the perfect game it describes: a true gem.”

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For Detroit Tigers fans and for baseball fans in general, Hank Greenberg is remembered as one of the greatest players in Tigers history.

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For those who lived through the sixties, this account of some of the major events and people of the decade is certain to resonate.

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Brian Kenny’s book, Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution, borders on heresy.

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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.

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Writing about sports, in particular about the historical pathways of baseball, is a favorite pastime of academics.

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