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Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest Game
On the Saturday and Sunday of Easter 1981 the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings played the longest professional baseball game ever.  Thirty years later Dan Barry retells the story of …
reviewed Who's on Worst?. September 08, 2013
Who's on Worst?
Baseball invites books like this with its long history and cross-generation comparable  data. Sports columnist Bondy looks at the players, managers, and owners from the bottom up, sometimes using …
reviewed Moneyball. October 14, 2011
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Moneyball
Is it more surprising that a movie was made of Moneyball, Michael Lewis's great account of how Billy Beane made the A's a winning baseball team by finding undervalued players, or that it took …
Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History
It is a well-known absurdity by now that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown, NY.  John Thorn brings a scholar's approach and an archeological researcher's depth to the topic …
reviewed Murderers' Row: Baseball Mysteries. November 22, 2010
Murderers' Row: Baseball Mysteries
Here are fourteen baseball-themed short stories commissioned especially for this anthology, and so not seen anywhere else previously. The list of authors is impressive (Block, Collins, Parker, Leonard …
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, …
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