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    Let's start a list of autoboigraphies/biographies of players. This would help folks here when they are looking for good books to read. After a while I'll collate the book titles into an easy to read list. Please list the title, author, year published and weblink (if possible)

    Honus Wagner
    1. Honus Wagner, A Biography by Dennis DeValeria, Jeanne Burke DeValeria (1998)
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    2. Honus Wagner: The Life of Baseball's "Flying Dutchman" by Arthur D. Hittner (2003)

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books



    Rogers Hornsby
    1. Rogers Hornsby: A Biography by Charles C. Alexander (1996)

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    2. Rogers Hornsby : A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters) by Jonathan D'Amore (2004)

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    3. My war with baseball by Rogers Hornsby (1962)
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    No one else has any player bios to recommend?
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    • #3
      My Thirty Years in Baseball by John McGraw

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      • #4
        Uncle Robbie (Wilbert Robinson) by Jack Kavanagh and Norman Macht

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        • #5
          Mickey Mantle
          The Mick(1986), All My Octobers(1994), My Favorite Summer 1956(1992), A Hero All His Life(1996)

          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

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          • #6
            Were's Bill Burgess? No Ty Cobb bios Bill?
            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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            • #7
              The Sizzler: George Sisler, Baseball's Forgotten Great - Rick Huhn
              "By common consent, Ruth was the hardest hitter of history; a fine fielder, if not a finished one; an inspired base runner, seeming to do the right thing without thinking. He had the most perfect co-ordination of any human animal I ever knew." - Hugh Fullerton, 1936 (Chicago sports writer, 1893-1930's)

              ROY / ERA+ Title / Cy Young / WS MVP / HR Title / Gold Glove / Comeback POY / BA Title / MVP / All Star / HOF

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              • #8
                http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/078...books&v=glance

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
                  Were's Bill Burgess? No Ty Cobb bios Bill?
                  The best baseball bio is Ty Cobb by Charles Alexander.

                  Some other good ones:

                  Jackie Robinson by Arnold Rampersad
                  Babe Ruth: Launching the Legend By Jim Reisler
                  Luckiest Man by Jonathan Eig
                  Judge and Jury (have to look up authors name)
                  Hal Chase by Martin Kohout
                  John McGraw by Charles Alexander

                  I have to look up some titles for books about Dizzy Dean, John Montgomery Ward, Ban Johnson, Walter Johnson, Bob Feller, John McGraw & Casey Stengel and Mel Allen.
                  Last edited by wamby; 11-13-2005, 11:45 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Dick Allen

                    Crash : the life and times of Dick Allen
                    Dick Allen; Tim Whitaker
                    1989

                    September swoon : Richie Allen, the '64 Phillies, and racial integration
                    William C Kashatus
                    2004

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                    • #11
                      Johnny Allen

                      Fiery fast-baller : the life of Johnny Allen, World Series pitcher
                      Wint Capel
                      2001

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                      • #12
                        Don Baylor

                        Don Baylor : nothing but the truth, a baseball life
                        Don Baylor; Claire Smith
                        1989

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                        • #13
                          Bobby Bonds

                          Bobby Bonds, rising superstar
                          George Sullivan
                          1976

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                          • #14
                            Eric Davis

                            Born to play : the Eric Davis story : life lessons in overcoming adversity on and off the field
                            Eric Davis; Ralph Wiley
                            1999

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                            • #15
                              Andre Dawson

                              Andre Dawson
                              Andre Dawson; Tom Bird
                              1994

                              Hawk : an inspiring story of success at the game of life and baseball
                              Andre Dawson; Tom Bird
                              1994

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