Originally Posted by goreds2
In the 1970's, I had an oversized hard cover black book simply called BASEBALL. Very good informative reading telling the greatest moments in baseball with lots of great pictures showing the only midget to bat, Bobby Thompson's homerun etc. It is still around the house somewhere as my son has also read through this book.
I had that book too! It's a great book for younger fans to learn about the past.
The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn was the best baseball book I have ever read. Truly fine written book! I think it may have won a Pullitzer Prize but not sure about that. Ball Four was great too. It was a real eye opener for a young teenager back in the 70's about ballplayers off the field. I guess before I read that I thought the players just went back to their hotel room and watched reruns of Gilligans Island.
Glory of Their Times and Summer of '41 are highly reccomended too. Also both of Jim Brosnan's books too. I checked them out of the library many years ago and read them. I don't think I had ever heard of Jim Brosnan before then. Like someone else said a tamer version of Ball Four but very funny.