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Book Review Portal

Baseball has been blessed with a tremendous accompanying literature, from books profiling its great players, books about the strategy of the sport, as well as books describing its rich history.

Being a baseball bibliophile, one of my long-desired projects was to create a compendium of book reviews about baseball. Given the magnitude of the output of the genre, I'm certainly not going to limit the reviews to myself; there's simply too much out there for me to get to. That's why I'd like the readers of this site to get into the act. Do you have a baseball book and want to review it? Simply post the review in a diary, and I'll transfer it to the front page.

If you want to, you can use this thread to give suggestions for future reviews, as well as simply discussing baseball books in general.


Bob Feller: Ace of the Greatest Generation
By: John Sickels
Review Date: 12 March 2005
Review by: Ryan

The Glory of Their Times (1966)
By Lawrence S. Ritter
Review Date: Forthcoming
Review By: Ryan


Baseball Between The Numbers
By: Jonah Keri and the editors of Baseball Prospectus
Review Date: 19 Feb 2006
Review By: mkwng

By: Terry Pluto
Review Date: 14 June 2006
Review By: DixonCayne

The Last Nine Innings (2006)
By: Charles Euchner
Review Date: 27 March 2006
Review By: Ryan


Minor League Baseball Analyst (2006)
By: Deric McKamey
Review Date: 31 Jan 2006
Review By: dgcambridge

Indians History

Opening Day: Cleveland, the Indians, and a New Beginning
By: Jonathan Knight
Review Date: 9 Feb 2005
Review By: Ryan

The Pitch That Killed (1989)
By: Mike Sowell
Review Date: 20 Feb 2005
Review By: Ryan


Game of Shadows (2006)
By Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
Review Date: 3 April 2006
Review By: Buzz

Sports Writing

The View From Pluto (2002)
By: Terry Pluto
Review Date: 12 April 2006
Review By: Ryan