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Re: Best baseball book

Postby seadogsrock6 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:33 pm

Money ball, The Prophet of the Sandlots, and Baseball Between the Numbers. Those are my 3.
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Re: Best baseball book

Postby Tavish » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:34 pm

I remember reading "Screwballs" by Jay Cronley when I was a kid. Absolutely hilarious and (being a kid) the language and some content was a little raunchy. I tried to read it again a few years ago and it still held up. I'm pretty sure the Major League movies basically plagiarized this book for ideas. It still is my favorite Baseball fiction book.
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Re: Best baseball book

Postby sgnilloccaz » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:09 pm

Boys Of Summer - Quality
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Postby AmishRakeFight2005 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:48 pm

shappy wrote:the book license to deal is a really interesting look into the mind of a baseball agent, if you have any interest in that check it out


Just started reading it today. Good choice.
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Re: Best baseball book

Postby WaCougMBS » Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:38 pm

If you are a baseball junkie and love stories about the 2nd World War (especially espionage and spying), I would highly recommend The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg. This Nicholas Dawidoff piece is a little bit of a slow read at first, but once you get into it you will really enjoy it! One of my personal favorites ;-D
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Re: Best baseball book

Postby ensanimal » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:04 pm

WaCougMBS wrote:If you are a baseball junkie and love stories about the 2nd World War (especially espionage and spying), I would highly recommend The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg. This Nicholas Dawidoff piece is a little bit of a slow read at first, but once you get into it you will really enjoy it! One of my personal favorites ;-D


I will have to check that one out. Thanks. ;-D
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Re: Best baseball book

Postby WaCougMBS » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:39 am

ensanimal wrote:
WaCougMBS wrote:If you are a baseball junkie and love stories about the 2nd World War (especially espionage and spying), I would highly recommend The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg. This Nicholas Dawidoff piece is a little bit of a slow read at first, but once you get into it you will really enjoy it! One of my personal favorites ;-D


I will have to check that one out. Thanks. ;-D


I'm in the process of finishing up up this week. I get easily distracted with my sports reading, but I enjoyed the early World War espionage, as well as the old tales of baseball from the time period. Hope you like it ;-D
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Re: Best baseball book

Postby The River » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:36 pm

Personally, I think Moneyball was an oustanding book and I enjoyed reading about the upcomings of new draft strategies in real time baseball. The book flowed well, the chapters were split well.
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Re: Best baseball book

Postby bosoxrule43 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:41 am

Moneyball was awesome, but here are MY top 3 baseball books

1.Faithful
2.Moneyball
3.Ball Four
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Re: Best baseball book

Postby The River » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:50 pm

I'm finishing License To Deal as recommended by someone [forgot who it was, sorry] and I have to say it is a very interesting and midly well written novel. I reccomend it to any baseball enthusiast ;-D
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