Baseball

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Barry Svrluga is clearly a good guy.

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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

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“through it all, Major League Baseball not only survives, it flourishes. There is no game like it.”

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“. . . 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.

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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.

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“Readers will find themselves cheering the protagonist, eager to find that light at the end of the tunnel . . .”

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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.

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“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

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“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.

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“Bluegrass Baseball performs a reality check for prospective players and owners in the minor leagues.”

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“Mr. Wendel engagingly presents the facts of what was a game-changing year in American history for baseball, . . .”

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“. . . brings some balance into the picture, and fans would do well to add it to their understanding of their National Game.”

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“Conspiracy of Silence offers overwhelming evidence of the effectiveness of the black press in advancing integration in this country.”

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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.

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“One on One has a payoff on every page. Any sports fan will have a hard time putting this book down.

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“Trading Manny is, of course, about the heartbreak two fans feel when their love for baseball is betrayed.

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It’s risky to write a book about a season spent with a sports team.

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". . .an impressive work, abounds with new information about the formation of what Americans have long thought of as their national game . . ."

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It’s not unusual for scholars to come up with approximately the same idea at about the same time.

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Americans viewing those old and trite film shots of people lounging around languidly in opium dens, powerless to escape from their drugged reveries, used to feel scorn for those addicts.

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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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