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Postby guest » Sun Jul 06, 2003 9:31 pm

Has anybody here read The Long Ball by Tom Adelman? I just bought it. I read Moneyball a fews weeks back and thought it was good, but was wondering what everybody's favorite non-fiction baseball book is. My personal favorite is Seasons In Hell by Mike Shropshire.

Any thoughts?

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Postby SteveJeltz » Mon Jul 07, 2003 12:23 am

Come on man !!!!

we're not literate, we're baseball nerds....LOL

Two books i highly recommend are both by former MLB ump Ron Luciano:
"The Umpire Strikes Back" and
"Strike Two"

Both good reads, lots of funny stories about old managers and players. Top notch if aren't 12 like most of these numnuts'.
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Postby LCBOY » Mon Jul 07, 2003 2:51 am

The Bill James Historical Abstract
The Diamond Appraised
The Glory of Their Times
Only the Ball Was White (about Jackie Robinson)
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Jul 07, 2003 8:45 am

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Postby TrueBeliever85 » Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:12 am

I can't believe no one else has said it...

"The Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn

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Postby easygoing » Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:37 am

"For the love of the Game"... the movie was lame, but the book explains the story of a no-hitter with so much detail, you can't believe how amazing it is!!
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Postby Guest » Mon Jul 07, 2003 12:08 pm

Also like to add "You're missin' a Great Game" by Whitey Herzog. Interesting read.

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