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.”
“. . . 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.
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.
“Readers will find themselves cheering the protagonist, eager to find that light at the end of the tunnel . . .”
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.
“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
“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.
“Bluegrass Baseball performs a reality check for prospective players and owners in the minor leagues.”
“Mr. Wendel engagingly presents the facts of what was a game-changing year in American history for baseball, . . .”