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     Anna DiTommaso updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Bucketheads · 8 Posts
  • Blake Bishop

    Member
    September 3, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    What are your top baseball book recommendations? I feel like I haven’t read very many baseball focused books… haven’t even read Moneyball!

    But I did read “I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever” by Ben Blatt and Eric Brewster. Really enjoyed reading about their adventure.

  • Chuck Bednar

    Member
    September 3, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    I don’t read a ton of baseball books, but I enjoyed Roadside Baseball.

    • Blake Bishop

      Member
      September 4, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Nice, I love road trips, I”ll have to pick that up.

  • Anna DiTommaso

    Administrator
    September 4, 2020 at 8:14 am

    When I was a kid, there was a series of baseball themed novels I read. They were set in the oldtimey days and were really interesting. They really got me into reading at a young age. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of them though, and it’s driving me crazy.

    Since then, I haven’t really read many baseball themed books. I’d really like to read some biographies of players like Mays, Derek Jeter, and Doc.

    Next on my list is Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball

    https://www.amazon.com/Where-Nobody-Knows-Your-Name

    • Blake Bishop

      Member
      September 4, 2020 at 11:09 am

      I bet Jeter would have a good one. I just remembered I bought “Ball Four” by Jim Bouton (signed) earlier this year… It was a super controversial book apparently when it came out in the 70s. The Commish tried to get Bouton to sign a statement that it was all a lie and the Padres even burned a copy in the clubhouse lol.

      • Anna DiTommaso

        Administrator
        September 9, 2020 at 10:32 am

        I just started Joe Maddon’s Bio Try Not to Suck, which has been pretty good so far!

        I’m going to add Ball Four to my list. I hadn’t even heard about that, but looked it up after you mentioned it. Sounds like it could be pretty entertaining.

  • Beth Brady

    Member
    October 26, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Ball Four was excellent – just finished it. Also, not strictly a baseball book but “Underworld” by Dom Delillo is a fictional love affair to the game…one caveat – it’s super long!

  • Anna DiTommaso

    Administrator
    October 28, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    I just finished a book called One Shot at Forever which is about a high school team in a small town in Illinois. I definitely recommend this one as a cure for the offseason! It was a great story.

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