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    I just started "Connie Mack Grand Old Man of Baseball".

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    I read Kevin Nelson's Greatest Stories Ever Told About Baseball. It's a nice book, though lots of the stories are the "same old" ones you hear over and over. It discussed Joe DiMaggio's relationship with Marilyn Monroe, however, which I thought was interesting.

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    Anyone pick up Miracle on Grass yet?
    Its about the USA winning gold in the 2000 Olympics.

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    I can't believe that I haven't read this until now, but I just finished Dirk Hayhurst's first book "The Bullpen Gospels." This book is as good as advertised: poignant, comical and a great inside look at life in the minors. I would recommend it.
    Check out my Canadian baseball history blog called "Cooperstowners in Canada": http://www.kevinglew.wordpress.com

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    I am reading Louis P. Masur, Autumn Glory, about the first World Series, and it is wonderful.

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    Next on my list to read is Stengel by Robert W. Creamer.
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    Moved to Hawaii recently and picked up Even the Browns: Baseball During WWII by William B. Mead for $2 at a local farmer's market. Plan to read it next week.
    "I'm the only winner on this team. The rest of 'em, they're losers. Either by choice, or by birth." -- Jack Parkman

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    "The Last Real Season-1975" by Mike Shropshire. A hilarious look at the year through his perspective as the irreverent beat writer for the Texas Rangers. It's nice to find a book about this year that is not primarily concerned with the World Series, and the stories about the wacky behavior of Billy Martin in his final months as Rangers manager reveal again what a destructive personality he was.

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    Just finished Season of Dreams: The Minnesota Twins' Drive to the 1991 Championship. Decent read....enjoyed Tom Kelly's perspective on the game and it's players. About to finish Bruce Markusen's The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. You'll enjoy this one if you love 70's era baseball. Also have Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders on my nightstand for those final five minutes before the eyelids come crashing down.

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    This isn't baseball book, but I'm about to start reading "Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich."
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    Last nine innings: inside the real game....just started it...about the last game of the 2001 WS

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    An oldie but I finally read Bill James Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame because we're in between the announcement by the Vets committee and BBWAA. Interesting to see many names named in that book since elected. Not sure what I'm going to read next. Has anyone hear read the Howard Allen, Hank Aaron biography? The 50's and 60's is my favorite era to read about so I've read in the past couple years: Maraniss's Clemente, Hirsch's Mays, and Leavy's Mantle. Also wouldn't mind reading about a team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperstownersincanada View Post
    Next on my list to read is Stengel by Robert W. Creamer.
    Good read on an iconic character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'sFan1997 View Post
    Has anyone hear read the Howard Allen, Hank Aaron biography? The 50's and 60's is my favorite era to read about so I've read in the past couple years: Maraniss's Clemente, Hirsch's Mays, and Leavy's Mantle. Also wouldn't mind reading about a team.
    I read the latest book about Henry (don’t call me hank) Aaron and it was good. I read an earlier book about him that was too much about racism and not enough about baseball or Aaron as a player. Clemente's book was good, I really like Mays' book and I enjoyed the book about Mantle until the last third of the book made me sad because it was mostly about his alcoholism and what it did to his relationships, health and career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Green View Post
    I have just been re-reading The Glory of Their Times, the updated edition with the four additional biographies, and marveling anew at the wonders of baseball, baseball history, and Larry Ritter.
    I have this in my small library of baseball books and I could read it once a year. This is definitely one of the all-time best baseball books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaronSamedi View Post
    Can't Anybody Here Play this Game? by Jimmy Breslin, while we're talking Mets books.
    I thought this book was hilarious, entertaining and a quick read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperstownersincanada View Post
    I can't believe that I haven't read this until now, but I just finished Dirk Hayhurst's first book "The Bullpen Gospels." This book is as good as advertised: poignant, comical and a great inside look at life in the minors. I would recommend it.
    One of the best and most overlooked baseball books ever written in my opinion and I have read more than one-hundred-fifty books on the subject.

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    Don't know how seriously this book is taken in these circles,as it is a bit of a novelty, and light on facts, but it's pretty well written and highly amusing (by a guy I'm pretty sure I've played softball with):

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    Found in a fortune cookie On Thursday, August 18th, 2005: "Hard words break no bones, Kind words butter no parsnips."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryB View Post
    One of the best and most overlooked baseball books ever written in my opinion and I have read more than one-hundred-fifty books on the subject.
    My absolute favorite...never laughed so hard

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    "Chasing October" the story of the Dodgers-Giants pennant race of 1962. Ironically, it's written by David Plaut, a longtime producer at NFL Films.

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