Originally Posted by Santo Alcala
Has anyone read "Pennant Race" by Jim Brosnan? It's a game by game chronicle of the Reds' 1961 season. I bought it one day and just haven't cracked it open yet.
I read it several times as a kid and loved it. It's kind of an earlier, tamer version of Ball Four
, only with the Reds. You should open that book already!
Right now, I'm reading Robert Creamer's Baseball in '41
- a book that came out around 1991 about what he calls the greatest baseball season of his lifetime (he was 18 during that season). Teddy hit .406, JoeD hit in 56 straight, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally made it to the World Series, etc. - all of this against the backdrop of the U.S.'s impending involvement in WWII. Fascinating stuff.