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What I Learned From Jackie Robinson (Carl Erskine)

Jackie Robinson looms large in this little book, but it’s not really about him. What I Learned From Jackie Robinson is the autobiography of Carl Erskine, one of Robinson’s teammates. Erskine was a star pitcher in his own right (he … Continue reading

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The Greatest Minor League (Dennis Snelling)

So much has been written about the history of major league baseball that it’s startling to come upon a book that shares stories about teams and sports legends that most people have never heard before. That’s because the popular history … Continue reading

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The Unwritten Rules of Baseball (Paul Dickson)

There’s No Crying in Baseball. Isn’t that a rule? I’d wager you could find more people able to recite that rule — thanks to Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own — than know the infield fly rule. Some … Continue reading

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27 Men Out (Michael Coffey)

Spring training games started yesterday so it’s time to start dreaming of spring, sunshine, and fresh-mowed grass. While I’m not one of those devotees that flock to Arizona or Florida for spring training every February and March, I am enough … Continue reading

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