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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Prefer Books to Movies?

A couple of days ago, I posted Ball Park Bob's Top 50 Baseball movies of all time. Shortly after that, I read a post on yahoo! entitled 'My top 10 baseball books.'

  1. Ball Four by Jim Bouton
  2. Bang the Drum Slowly by Mark Harris
  3. Eight Men Out by Eliot Asinof
  4. The New Bills James Historical Abstract by Bill James
  5. Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball by George F. Will
  6. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
  7. As They See 'Em by Bruce Weber
  8. Living on the Black by John Feinstein
  9. Sixty Feet, Six Inches: by Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson
10. Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden

Here are some more that I have read not on the list above:

The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty, by Buster Olney
Tony C, by David Cataneo
Faithful, by Stephen King & Stuart O'Nan
Feeding the Monster, by Seth Mnookin
Summer of ’49, by David Halberstam
Ball Five, by Jim Bouton (an update to Ball Four)
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?, by Yogi Berra & Dave Kaplan
Big Papi, by David Ortiz & Tony Massarotti
Confessions of a Baseball Purist, by Jon Miller
Curse of the Bambino, by Dan O’Shaugnessy
Fair Ball, by Bob Costas
Fifty-nine in '84, by Edward Achorn
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, by Richard Ben Cramer
Odd Man Out, by Matt McCarthy
Theology, by John Frascella

Umm.... that they are my list does not mean they are all good. There were a couple of clunkers on that list, and I'm sure many could guess at least 1 of them. In any event, there are some good stocking dtuffers between these 2 lists.

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