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Books on Baseball: Summary of Book Reviews

July 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review, Uncategorized

The Books on Baseball webiste opened up in mid-March to get ready for the 2010 baseball season. Since that time, among other articles, we have published over 30 book reviews.  The entire process of startng up a website, finding a decent, consistent voice, and reviewing books and producing articles for the BoB readers has been a […]

What’s your favorite baseball book?

July 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review

We are going to put Democracy to action!   As you might expect, we get a lot of requests @ BooksonBaseball to review an upcoming baseball book or an older, classic book.  What we are going to do is to create an ongoing comment area for you to nominate books to be reviewed and discussed on the website.   We […]

July 4, 1939 — Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” Speech

“I saw strong men weep this afternoon, expressionless umpires swallow hard, and emotion pump the hearts and glaze the eyes of 61,000 fans in Yankee Stadium.  Yes, and hard-boiled news photographers clicked their shutter with fingers that trembled a bit.”  So went Shirley Povich’s powerful and poignant lead to his Washington Post newspaper column. On July 4, 1939, […]

Fair Ball: A Fan’s Case for Baseball by Bob Costas

June 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review, Business of Baseball

Bob Costas is one of America’s best-known baseball, and for that matter, sports broadcasters.  He has called numerous World Series, All Star, and League Championship games  His book, Fair Ball: A Fan’s Case for Baseball offers up thought-provoking and holistic solutions to help restore and maintain competitive balance in Major League Baseball.  The 2001 book has some parts which are dated, […]

33 Summers by Darren L. Pare

June 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review

What would you get if you took a fictional Josh Hamilton type of character, mix in a dark plot line ala Bad Blake from Crazy Heart, and set the entire story to a multi-decade timeline using both historical events and a musical sound track.  You get a really good story by first-time author Darren L. Pare (and a Books […]

It’s Time for Cowboy Joe West’s Last Rodeo

June 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History, Book Review

Major League Umpire Joe West, known as Cowboy Joe, has had quite a 2010 season.  He has come under a storm of criticism for his outspoken comments on the pace of play, his handling of recent ejections of White Sox player and manager, and his one-man instant replay during a game this weekend in which he dished […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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