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Old 08-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Give the board your favorite Baseball book. Write a review if you like.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:41 PM   #2
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I know a lot of you guys have read a ton of baseball books... I try and read a few every summer..
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:33 AM   #3
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The baseball books I have read this summer are

'The Extra 2%'. By Jonah Keri 2011.
How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League baseball team from Worst to First.

'Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball'. < By Harvey Frommer 2008


'The Samurai Way of baseball'. By Robert Whiting 2005.
The Impact of Ichrio and the New Wave From Japan.

'AL Kaline' By Jim Hawkins 2010.
The Biography of a Tigers Icon.

'The Curse Of Rocky Coilavito" 1994 By Terry Pluto.
I forgot this one I need to pull it out for this weekend series coming up I read it earlier this year and the tribe had a losing streak...
I enjoyed them all...
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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the glory of their times
the teammates
summer of '49
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the book: playing the percentages in baseball
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:35 PM   #5
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My last baseball book was '61. I read it when it came out but I don't read many sports books. I like to read Espionage and Mystery books.

Give me a good CIA operative who kills other guys for his country, like the Flynn books staring none other than Mitch Rapp, of course :-)
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Some other baseball books that are really good are in no particular order are that I have read over the years.

'MoneyBall'- by Micheal Lewis 2003. (You either are a believer or you are not)

"Crazy 08'- By Cait Murphy 2008.
(How a Cast of Cranks, Rouges, Boneheads and magnates created the Greatest year in Baseball history. 1908 The NL had two teams finish a game out of first,and the AL had two teams finish a half a game back and 1.5 games back in one of the great pennant chases of all time.

'The Bad Guys Won'- 2004by Jeff Pearlman Aabout the 1986 Mets.

'Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars' 1994 by Ricard Bak...The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933.

'When Chicago ruled Baseball' 2006 By Bernard a. Weisberger. About the 1906 World series.

'Whatever happened to the Hall of Fame' 1995 by Bill James..
'Down To the wire' 1992 by Jeff Miller.... About the 1967 AL pennant race.
'When Boston Won the World Series...2003 By Bob Ryan...
'Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms...2001 by Elden Aulker Tom Keegan...

The year Babe Ruth hit 104 Home runs'..2007 By Bill Jenkinson...

'Red Legs and Black Sox...2006 by Susan Dellinger... Edd Roush and the Untold Story of the 1919 World Series...

'Ninety Feet From Fame...2004 by Mike Robbins.... Close Calls with baseball Immortality.

'Eight Men out' ...1963 by Eliot Asinof... About the 1919 Black Sox scandal. ( i liked it but I have a newer book I am reading a right now about the same year in questioned)...

The Numbers game 2004 by Alan Schwarz... Baseballs lifelong fascination with statistics.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:41 PM   #7
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The Iron Horse by Ray Robinson. Just read a bio on Thurman Munson (can't remember the author now).
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Originally Posted by [color=#006400
biggunsbob[/color]]Some other baseball books that are really good are in no particular order are that I have read over the years.

'MoneyBall'- by Micheal Lewis 2003. (You either are a believer or you are not)

"Crazy 08'- By Cait Murphy 2008.
(How a Cast of Cranks, Rouges, Boneheads and magnates created the Greatest year in Baseball history. 1908 The NL had two teams finish a game out of first,and the AL had two teams finish a half a game back and 1.5 games back in one of the great pennant chases of all time.

'The Bad Guys Won'- 2004by Jeff Pearlman Aabout the 1986 Mets.

'Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars' 1994 by Ricard Bak...The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933.

'When Chicago ruled Baseball' 2006 By Bernard a. Weisberger. About the 1906 World series.

'Whatever happened to the Hall of Fame' 1995 by Bill James..
'Down To the wire' 1992 by Jeff Miller.... About the 1967 AL pennant race.
'When Boston Won the World Series...2003 By Bob Ryan...
'Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms...2001 by Elden Aulker Tom Keegan...

The year Babe Ruth hit 104 Home runs'..2007 By Bill Jenkinson...

'Red Legs and Black Sox...2006 by Susan Dellinger... Edd Roush and the Untold Story of the 1919 World Series...

'Ninety Feet From Fame...2004 by Mike Robbins.... Close Calls with baseball Immortality.

'Eight Men out' ...1963 by Eliot Asinof... About the 1919 Black Sox scandal. ( i liked it but I have a newer book I am reading a right now about the same year in questioned)...

The Numbers game 2004 by Alan Schwarz... Baseballs lifelong fascination with statistics.
You should check out burying the black sox, it's the best book about the scandal.
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Originally Posted by [color=#006400
biggunsbob[/color]]Some other baseball books that are really good are in no particular order are that I have read over the years.

'MoneyBall'- by Micheal Lewis 2003. (You either are a believer or you are not)

"Crazy 08'- By Cait Murphy 2008.
(How a Cast of Cranks, Rouges, Boneheads and magnates created the Greatest year in Baseball history. 1908 The NL had two teams finish a game out of first,and the AL had two teams finish a half a game back and 1.5 games back in one of the great pennant chases of all time.

'The Bad Guys Won'- 2004by Jeff Pearlman Aabout the 1986 Mets.

'Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars' 1994 by Ricard Bak...The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933.

'When Chicago ruled Baseball' 2006 By Bernard a. Weisberger. About the 1906 World series.

'Whatever happened to the Hall of Fame' 1995 by Bill James..
'Down To the wire' 1992 by Jeff Miller.... About the 1967 AL pennant race.
'When Boston Won the World Series...2003 By Bob Ryan...
'Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms...2001 by Elden Aulker Tom Keegan...

The year Babe Ruth hit 104 Home runs'..2007 By Bill Jenkinson...

'Red Legs and Black Sox...2006 by Susan Dellinger... Edd Roush and the Untold Story of the 1919 World Series...

'Ninety Feet From Fame...2004 by Mike Robbins.... Close Calls with baseball Immortality.

'Eight Men out' ...1963 by Eliot Asinof... About the 1919 Black Sox scandal. ( i liked it but I have a newer book I am reading a right now about the same year in questioned)...

The Numbers game 2004 by Alan Schwarz... Baseballs lifelong fascination with statistics.
You should check out burying the black sox, it's the best book about the scandal.
Yes I think on the old Tiger board you or someone else mentioned 'Eight men out' was full of some mis-information so I picked up the book you mentioned above and have read about 20 pages..
Thanks good book so far...
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You should check out burying the black sox, it's the best book about the scandal.
Yes I think on the old Tiger board you or someone else mentioned 'Eight men out' was full of some mis-information so I picked up the book you mentioned above and have read about 20 pages..
Thanks good book so far...
Yeah that was me, burying the black sox has a lot more information than was available to Asinof.
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