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reviewed Scooter: The Biography of Phil Rizzuto. July 28, 2010
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Scooter: The Biography of Phil Rizzuto
Fun biography of the little shortstop from Glendale, New York who was constantly told that he was too small to be a ballplayer.  Phil was scouted by several major league teams who gave up when then …
reviewed The Natural. July 26, 2010
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The Natural
Roy Hobbes (Redford) had a chance at being one of the greatest pitchers that the game of baseball had ever seen.  He is followed by a relentless sports reporter (Rober Duvall) and even strikes out …
reviewed Management by Baseball: The Official .... July 25, 2010
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Management by Baseball A Pocket Reader
As a baseball fan and one who thinks about management processes, I found this book both amusing and informative. Angus uses the track record of the actions of people that have managed baseball teams to …
reviewed Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum, 15-Stick S.... July 16, 2010
Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum, 15-Stick Slim Packs
Just an FYI: Juicy Fruit "re-engineered" their flavor in 2003 after getting criticism about the amount of sugar in the gum and it's NOT the same as the Juicy Fruit you chewed as a kid. Now it's got aspartame …
reviewed George Steinbrenner. July 13, 2010
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George Steinbrenner
 George Steinbrenner passed away today. He was 80 years old. I will shed no tears for this man because in my opinion he was largely responsible for the destruction of major league sports in this …
reviewed Ball Four. July 12, 2010
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DELETE THESE QUESTIONS IF/AFTER YOU RESPOND!!           I enjoyed the unpretentiousness of a pro baseball player turned author   to give an account of how …
reviewed Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseba.... June 24, 2010
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Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic
Pros: Light and breezy, but also very interesting and thoughtful     Cons: Did Milano HAVE to pimp her clothing line and talk about her relationships with ballplayers?     …
reviewed 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and th.... June 22, 2010
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1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York
The authors present two divergent teams. The New York Giants at the peak of their dynasty and the New York Yankees, trying to start their own. The book is rich in history and well researched. Interesting …
reviewed The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. June 18, 2010
The girl who loved Tom Gordon
    When I read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon I got the feeling of helplessness, you know like the feeling you get when you see some one in trouble, and you can't do anything at all …
reviewed Casey at the Bat. June 17, 2010
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Casey at the Bat
In my opinion, it is a healthy thing to modernize the classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat." Written over a century ago, it is still an excellent description of a wonderful game. In this …
reviewed The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary .... June 13, 2010
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The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a
Pros: Well written, plenty of background on certain players...     Cons: ...Because the 1975 Reds as they were are a snooze by themselves     The Bottom Line: Sorry …
reviewed Baseball Stars of 1971. June 11, 2010
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Baseball stars of 1971
I first read this book shortly after it came out and rereading it was a nostalgic look back. Not only was it a look at the players I idolized when I was younger, it was also a time before the big salaries …
reviewed Blown Call Costs Pitcher Perfect Game. June 03, 2010
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Blown Call Costs Pitcher Perfect Game
In a monumental miscarriage of justice Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was denied a perfect game on Wednesday when umpire Jim Joyce clearly blew a call at first base with two outs in the ninth …
reviewed Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseba.... June 01, 2010
Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic
If you love either Alyssa Milano or Baseball, you will enjoy reading this interesting view of baseball and the role it has played in her life. As a boy a few years younger than Alyssa, I watched her on …
90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales
Anyone who has been around me any length of time would tell you that I am not a sports fan, but I have found the lives of those who are to be fascinating as it almost creates a family within itself. I …
Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded
While Springsteen's can't-let-go friend "could throw that speedball by you, make you look like a fool boy", 19th-century Major League baseball's best pitcher set his amazing record with a mixture of speed, …
reviewed 101 Reasons to Love the Cubs. April 04, 2010
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101 Reasons to Love the Cubs
In the week before opening day of the baseball season and hope rises once again in the fan of every team, there is nothing better than reading about the Chicago Cubs. Now holders of the longest streak …
reviewed Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend. March 26, 2010
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Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend
   As a true baseball fan and a child of the 60's I loved this book packed with such intricate detail and Willie expressions.  The reader gets a great understanding as to Willie the man …
reviewed New York Yankees 12 Pack Cooler. March 23, 2010
New York Yankees 12 Pack Cooler
Pros: Well made, leakproof, soft handle, collapsible, attractive, for cold or hot items     Cons: If you don't like the Yankees, you won't want this!     The Bottom …
reviewed Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend. March 19, 2010
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Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend
Almost three decades after they retired from baseball and after a black man has been elected president of the United States, it is sometimes difficult to remember what players such as Willie Mays and …
reviewed Babe Ruth. March 14, 2010
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Babe Ruth
Many great ballplayers have walked the diamonds before and after Babe Ruth, but none have ever come close to his star power. He was truly the equivalent of a rock star; he altered the very way the game …
Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded
I am fascinated by professional sports in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.   While the players may not have been as big, fast, or strong and modern athletes, they seem a thousand times …
reviewed Satchel Paige. March 13, 2010
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Satchel Paige
If it is piled high enough and comes from enough sources, even anecdotal evidence can be convincing. It is for these reasons that I believe that Leroy (Satchel) Paige is the best baseball pitcher that …
reviewed Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn,.... February 25, 2010
Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded
Fifty Nine in 84 takes you back to before the "modern" era of baseball, where teams consisted of maybe 13 players. Players didn't use gloves and hard drinking, hard fighting and short careers were the …
reviewed Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn,.... February 24, 2010
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Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded
Being a avid baseball fan I jumped at the chance to read Edward Achorn's new book "Fifty Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball and the Greatest Season A Pitcher Ever Had".  …
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