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Books about our game of baseball or about the many varied and great players who have played in a superior capacity are generally dominated with heartfelt human interest making them powerful attention holding and honestly interesting.
Now that Japan has proven they can dominate the World Baseball Classic it is time to go to press in anticipation of which team of the baseball world will come on to set a dynasty of baseball championships playing in the Baseball International Series.
What constitutes an Award Winning Baseball Book? One thing it is not it is not the praise dished out by some literary pogue being paid to write glowing words about the book.
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An Award winning great baseball book captures the interest and imagination of the reader to the delight of which he wants not to put it down till he digests the full measure of its content.
Best sellers to the simply forgotten manuscripts of someones thoughts and recollections of America's Pastime with Award Winning Baseball History Books adds richness into the lives of the readers.
Maybe you have heard the talk and the glamour of "The Mighty Casey at The Bat" or the exploits of the real bigger than life "Babe,The Sultan Of Swat,or The Great Bambino." The storied recount of Truth and Fiction of this great baseball player is only captured in and by the award winning books we can now read.
Babe: The Legend Comes to Life
by Robert W. Creamer: Babe Ruth has at last found the biographer he deserves.
Award Winning Baseballs best books fill your mind with much good and it can become habit forming to reading baseball books on your favorite sport subject.
Baseball is a Funny Game
by Joe Garagiola Humorous recollections from the former catcher and broadcaster.
Bang the Drum Slowly (Second Edition)
Mark Harris's book is the finest baseball novel that has appeared since we all began to compare baseball novels with the works of Ring Lardner, Douglass Wallop and Heywood Broun.
Bang the Drum Slowly was made into a movie in 1973, with Michael Moriarty as Henry Wiggen and Robert De Niro as Bruce Pearson.
Bernard Malamud has contrived a sustained and elaborate allegory about the "natural" player who operates with ease and the greatest skill, without having been taught.
Inspired by the 1949 shooting of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus, Malamud's first novel tells the story of Roy Hobbs, a player whose chance at redemption falls prey to corruption and greed. Forget the movie with its happy ending; this is an anti-myth about the dark side of the American dream.
Lesa Cline-Ransome celebrates the life of the first African American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in this biography of the great pitcher.
Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember
John Feinstein offers a superb journalistic account of the art of pitching, as told through a study of the Mets' Tom Glavine (now with the Atlanta Braves) and the Yankees' Mike Mussina during the 2007 season.
by Jim Bouton and Leonard Schecter (1970). Bouton published his ground-breaking, controversial tell-all while he was still an active player, and it effectively ended his baseball career. But it remains one of the funniest, boldest and most genuine sports books ever written.
This book was so revolutionary, it started a new mess of inquiries: the tell-all athlete biography. No book had ever taken a reader this far inside a professional locker room. And the humor holds up almost 40 years later, even if you've never heard of Bouton (a journeyman relief pitcher) or the 1969 Seattle Pilots (an expansion team that moved after one season and became the Milwaukee Brewers).
The Boys of Summer
by Roger Kahn (1971). Kahn grew up a stone’s throw from Ebbets Field and went on to cover his hometown Brooklyn Dodgers during baseball’s most pivotal era – Jackie Robinson breaking the game’s race barrier. A story of fathers and sons, friendship and heartbreak, and America’s pastime.
A fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers is probably 100 percent sure this is one of the best books about baseball every written. Kahn weaves the exasperation of being a Dodgers fan with growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and 1940s, and then covering them, and then going back and writing about the lives of these players he idolized. It's a fascinating read about a bygone era and team, written beautifully.
Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig
by Jonathan Eig (2005). It’s hard not to want to read about one of baseball’s immortals and perhaps its greatest ambassador. Eig’s version of Lou Gehrig’s story is as good as it gets!
Cobb: A Biography
by Al Stump (1994)
The Southpaw (Second Edition)
by Mark Harris
WP Kinsella W. P. Kinsella’s novel Shoeless Joe (1982) which became the movie, Field of Dreams, in 1989.
Jackie Robinson: A Biography
by Arnold Rampersad Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn the Jackie Robinson story.
Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball Scott Simon's new book tells the familiar tale of Jackie Robinson's path-breaking career.
Extra Bases: Reflections on Jackie Robinson, Race, and Baseball History
Jules Tygiel's book completes and occasionally challenges the Robinson legend.
The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball
by ROBERTO GONZÁLEZ ECHEVARRÍA The story of Cuban baseball -- its stars, its fans and its disappearance from public view in the Castro years.
Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and Narrative History of "The House That Ruth Built"
Harvey Frommer and Bob Sheppard (Hardcover - Sep 1, 2008)
Science of Hitting
by Ted Williams, John Underwood
Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball
by George F. Wills
Small-Town Heroes: Images of Minor League Baseball
by Hank Davis
The Crackers: Early Days of Atlanta Baseball (Athens, Ga.: Hill Street Press, 2003).
Tim Darnell 2003
Baseball books filled with baseball terminolgy and baseball lingo right from the action pages, are worth the read just to gain use of this baseball jargon, which you hear out on the ball diamond and in the stands.
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