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Ballpark: Baseball in the American City by Paul Goldberger - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307701541
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

The parks where our national pastime is played are gloriously revealed in these insightfully written and beautifully illustrated pages. Ballparks, for over a century, have reflected and defined urban America by their sometimes tasteful and sometimes brutal architecture, by their relationship with surrounding buildings, streets, and highways, by their idiosyncrasies, and, at their heart, by furnishing a timeless green oasis. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Baseball Card Vandals: Over 200 Decent Jokes on Worthless Cards! by Beau Abbott - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781452173603
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 5th, 2019

I absolutely love this book. A collection of the best of the worst from the popular Instagram account of the same name. After all our childhood baseball cards ended up worthless, what better to do with them than to draw farts and boogers on the unsuspecting ballplayers?! ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game by Ron Darling - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250184382
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 2nd, 2019

Just in time for baseball season, this is a wild ride through baseball history. Ron Darling weaves his way through America's Pastime playing a bit of Six Degrees of Separation, often including personal anecdotes of players he crossed paths with during his time in the majors. With its quick, digestible chapters, this is the perfect book for reading in between innings or during those 7th inning stretches. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ‘76 by Dan Epstein - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250072542
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Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - February 9th, 2016

A Bicentennial baseball blast. While the diamond was studded with Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, the resurgent New York Yankees, and the mighty Big Red Machine, baseball experienced mammoth changes in 1976, most notably the beginning of free agency that paved the way for the millionaire player. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


12 Rounds in Lo's Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia by Todd D. Snyder - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781946684127
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Published: West Virginia University Press - February 16th, 2018

An extremely personal and well-written look at both the human and societal legacies of the coal mining industry and the tough-guy culture of a small Appalachian town. An interesting and unique twist on the new Hillbilly Elegy genre. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood by Jane Leavy - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780060883539
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 4th, 2011

Adored for his athleticism, the All American boy feared an early death, endured countless injuries and operations, and boorishly abused women and booze. He believed he failed his deceased father, and, with the cheers of the crowds in the background, struggled mightily to become an All American man. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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