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Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball by Keith O'Brien - Book Review

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780593317372
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Published: Pantheon - March 26th, 2024

Pete Rose lived and breathed baseball his entire life, and tallied more base hits than anyone in history. While this addiction was acceptable, his other addiction, to high-stakes, criminal gambling, was not. O'Brien expertly reveals Rose's triumphs, obsessions, and scandals in a book baseball fans, and even non-fans, will relish. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781982180591
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 7th, 2023

The history of baseball told through its stars. Statistics form the foundation of the list, but Posnanski expertly blends social context, team dynamics, and personality traits to create an immensely enjoyable review of what he would argue is still the American Pastime. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever by Dan Good - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781419753640
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Published: Abrams Press - April 18th, 2023

Ken Caminiti played through the pain again, and again, and again. Good's sympathetic and revealing biography reveals the slugger's big heart and generous nature, along with his nightmarish addictions that ultimately intensified the torment he could never escape. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments by Joe Posnanski - Book Review

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$29.00
ISBN: 9780593472675
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Published: Dutton - September 5th, 2023

Infectious, exhilarating, and irresistible, Posnanski throws a strike with every story. A vast array of stars, scrubs, teams, and fans ranging from the 19th Century to 2023 step up to the plate and swing for the fences in all their grandeur, humor, and heartbreak. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


New York Times Story of the Yankees: 1903-Present: 390 Articles, Profiles & Essays by The New York Times - Book Review

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New York Times Story of the Yankees: 1903-Present: 390 Articles, Profiles & Essays By The New York Times, Dave Anderson (Editor), Bill Pennington (Editor), Alec Baldwin (Foreword by) Cover Image
By The New York Times, Dave Anderson (Editor), Bill Pennington (Editor), Alec Baldwin (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9780762472185
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - March 16th, 2021

Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson, Reggie Jackson, and Derek Jeter lead the Pinstripe Hall of Fame lineup in this thorough scorecard of the dominant sports franchise of the 20th Century. Interesting sidebars abound, with recognition that the 21st Century Yankees have more strikeouts than hits. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story by Hank Aaron - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780061373602
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2007

From his humble beginnings in Mobile, Alabama to his becoming baseball's all-time home run leader, Aaron chronicles the struggles facing black ballplayers in a newly segregated national pastime. He faced bigotry and even death threats as he neared the coveted home run record held by Babe Ruth, yet he did so with a quiet grace that belied the anger inside him. Aaron's reflection on his life and career is peppered with personal glimpses from some of the game's greats who played with and against him, all of whom considered him to be a great baseball player, but a better man. ~ Reviewed by Allen Boulet


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