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Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's by Jason Turbow - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544303171
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 7th, 2017

The brawling, mustachioed, incredibly talented Oakland A's ruled baseball from 1972 through 1974. Turbow reveals the dynamic personalities of the players, and the outlandish antics of the owner, Charlie O. Finley, an egotistical, skinflint baseball visionary who assembled, then destroyed, a dynasty. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Papi: My Story by David Ortiz - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544814615
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 16th, 2017

Retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Big Papi, is a one of a kind champion, a big man with a big heart and the rightful owner of one of the most storied careers in modern sports. The previously unattainable World Series championships (unreachable without him?), the PED accusations, countless opponents and teammates , behind-the-scenes machinations of the Red Sox organization, and the ever-present Boston media; it's all here! Ultimately, spoiler alert, we do learn that there are still some role models and heroes left in the world. Papi! ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic by Richard Sandomir - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316355056
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Published: Hachette Books - June 13th, 2017

"I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," the dying Lou Gehrig's unforgettable phrase spoken at a Yankee Stadium ceremony, catapulted a baseball player to heroism. Gary Cooper's modest and dignified portrayal of Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees is revealed by Sandomir as a near-perfect match of a ballplayer and a star. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Pedro

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ISBN: 9780544705319
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Published: Mariner Books - May 10th, 2016

There is much to love and hate about the iconic pitcher “Pedro”. He was one of the most effective pitchers in the history of the game and was known for his unstoppable drive and often abrasive arrogance. With confidence and honesty, he lays all his cards on the table for both fans and detractors. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


Pedro

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ISBN: 9780544279339
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 5th, 2015

There is much to love and hate about the iconic pitcher “Pedro”. He was one of the most effective pitchers in the history of the game and was known for his unstoppable drive and often abrasive arrogance. With confidence and honesty, he lays all his cards on the table for both fans and detractors. ~ Reviewed by Jonathan Fine


Moneyball

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ISBN: 9780393324815
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2004

I'm not much of a sports fan these days, but I love a good underdog story. This book goes to show that sometimes Brains CAN defeat Brawn. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


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