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Memorial Day: Baseball in Wartime

May 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History, Book Review

As we celebrate Memorial Day across America with our friends and family and give honor to those who have faithfully served our country, sometimes with the ultimate sacrifice, let us also remember the contribution that baseball players have made to our country’s war efforts throughout the years.  In fact, over 100 professional players lost their […]

Upcoming Coffee Table Book From Dick Perez

May 30, 2010 by  
Filed under New and Upcoming Releases

We have some exciting news for baseball memorabilia collectors. Dick Perez, of the famous Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcards, will soon be releasing a limited-edition coffee table book.    The book, entitled THE IMMORTALS – An Art Collection of Baseball’s Best, will be available on June 30th. If you are a baseball fan, chances are you very […]

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye

May 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review, Your Turn

Dave White, a Books on Baseball friend, has been kind enough to review one of his favorite baseball books, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye.  Your Turn is a regular feature of Books on Baseball that spotlights our BoB friends as guest book reviewers.  Thanks Dave! Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige […]

Centerfield: Best Baseball Song of All Time?

May 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History, Miscellaneous

A few weeks back, we posted a link to John Fogerty’s classic song Centerfield.   The song, released 25 years ago, has become a mainstay at baseball games and features the famous lyrics — Put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today. Earlier this week, we learned that the song will be inducted into the Baseball Hall […]

Curse You Jason Bay!

May 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous, New Media

Let me start off by saying that I really have nothing against Jason Bay.  From all accounts, Jason is a very likable fellow from our Northern neighbors up in Canada.  I also have nothing against the NY Mets as they continue their careening, sometimes down, sometimes up, always interesting season.  It is what Jason Bay did to […]

Twitter’ing about “Lesser” Baseball Books

May 23, 2010 by  
Filed under New Media

OK.  This is an interactive post.  You need to jump right in to have fun.  It’s all about the website Twitter and the hashtag #lesserbooks.  Don’t know Twitter from Tweety Bird or Hashtags from Cheese Fries?  Just stay with me and you’ll hit the ground running. Twitter is a website where you can opine, or “Tweet”, […]

America’s Oldest Baseball Field

May 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History

Birmingham Alabama’s Rickwood Field, currently America’s oldest baseball stadium is facing an uncertain future.  This field has seen players like Ruth, Cobb, Williams, Mays, and many other stars play here and was home to the Brimingham Black Barons of the Negro League. Do your self a favor and visit    and then click on the […]

Baseball Coffee Table Books

May 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review

As you might expect, I have a pretty fair collection of baseball books.  A few of these I keep on a table in my home office because I look through them time and time again.  While my table is probably not quite up to coffee table standards, the books I keep on the table meet, […]

Hanley Ramirez: Wake Up!

May 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

I watched a replay of the Marlins’ Hanley Ramirez  loafing after a ball that he booted into left field during Monday’s game against the D-backs.  I was shocked at the lack of hustle. For those of you who have missed all the excitement, Ramirez was drifting back from his shortstop postion to grab a Texas […]

Bill Madden: New Steinbrenner Bio and Hall of Fame Award

Bill Madden, long-time columnist for the New York Daily News, has had quite a Spring.  He has just released a biography on Yankee owner George Steinbrenner and was recently awarded the 61st annual J.G. Taylor Spink award by his colleagues — the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BWAA). The book is entitled:  Steinbrenner: The Last […]

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