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“Best of” Baseball Novels

March 22, 2010 by  
Filed under "Best of" Lists

The Hardball Cooperative enlisted a panel of baseball writing experts, both from within and beyond their ranks, to weigh in on the best baseball books of all time. This group of eight considered baseball Novels and, surprise, surprise, with only one exception, each came up with a different personal favorite.  Author Mark Harris had two of his […]

Casey Awards

March 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Writing

Earlier this month,  Spitball Literary Magazine awarded its 2009 CASEY Award for baseball writing excellence.  In 1983 Spitball established the CASEY Award to honor the authors and publishers of the best baseball books published each year.  The CASEY was the first award of its kind, and it is widely recognized as the most prestigious award that a […]

Book Review: Moneyball

March 21, 2010 by  
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With the recent launching of this website, it seems only natural to review the best selling baseball book of the last decade. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis “We take fifty guys (in the draft) and we celebrate if two of them make it.  In what other business is two […]

New Baseball Biographies

March 20, 2010 by  
Filed under New and Upcoming Releases

There are a number of exciting baseball biographies recently released or coming out over the next few months.  This post talks about recently released biographies on Willie Mays and Roger Maris. In upcoming weeks, BoB will update you on some yet-to-be-released biographies, including ones on Joe Cronin, Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle. Willie Mays: The Life, […]

Book Review: Greatest World Series Thrillers

March 17, 2010 by  
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Greatest World Series Thrillers by Ray Robinson “Hello World!” are usually the first words emanating from a new technology.  Rather than those simple words for this nascent website, I have chosen to review the first baseball book I can remember reading as a child. A few years back, I was at a baseball card show in […]

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