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  • #61
    Originally posted by Eddie Ball Four View Post
    It's Good to be Alive - Roy Campanella - 1959.
    I still have the paperback version of this book, and after all these years I still enjoy reading it.

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    • #62
      I'm reading a new book "Gehrig and the Babe" by Tony Castro (2018.) I'm not enjoying it at all. Maybe it's because I just finished 'Big Fella' by Jane Leavy and "Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig" Jonathan Eig.

      The Castro book rehashes much of what has already been written. It is an easy book to read because of larger typeface than what is normal for a serious nonfiction book. Also, there is no index which is a disappointment. IMO, serious nonfiction books should have one. Castro includes a lot of fluff, the book reads like a magazine article that has been unprofessionally expanded. He even includes some questionable info about a purported fling between Ruth and Eleanor Twitchell (Gehrig) that supposedly happened in the early '20s.

      This book is lame.

      This post will be included in a review at Amazon by me:GMan.
      Last edited by mithogo; 12-24-2018, 08:13 PM.
      "The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided."
      Casey Stengel

      "Pitchers are just a different breed. They're like a tick on a dog; they're worthless for four days but then they have to suck blood on that fifth day."
      John Kruk

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      • #63
        Originally posted by mithogo View Post
        I'm reading a new book "Gehrig and the Babe" by Tony Castro (2018.) I'm not enjoying it at all. Maybe it's because I just finished 'Big Fella' by Jane Leavy and "Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig" Jonathan Eig.

        The Castro book rehashes much of what has already been written. It is an easy book to read because of larger typeface than what is normal for a serious nonfiction book. Also, there is no index which is a disappointment. IMO, serious nonfiction books should have one. Castro includes a lot of fluff, the book reads like a magazine article that has been unprofessionally expanded. He even includes some questionable info about a purported fling between Ruth and Eleanor Twitchell (Gehrig) that supposedly happened in the early '20s.

        This book is lame.

        This post will be included in a review at Amazon by me:GMan.
        Jane Leavy is the best. Her book “The Last Boy,” the best biography ever written about Mickey Mantle, and possibly the best baseball biography ever, was just magnificent.
        The saddest day of the year is the day that baseball season ends.

        On October 8, 1956, in game 5 of the 1956 World Series, Don Larsen of the New York Yankees, threw a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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