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Thread: Recommended Baseball Books - Reds and Non-Reds

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    Unsolicited Opinions traderumor's Avatar
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    An excellent book I just discovered, covering the period of 1972-1976 written by Roger Angell is Five Seasons: A Baseball Companion which I believe is being reprinted and due to release soon, but I found an original paperback for $3.50 on EBay. Not willing to part with, but wanted to recommend since it is probably not widely known. It is a baseball book that includes info obviously about BRM, but from a New York sportswriter's perspective. Flattery from an objective outsider is very interesting. It is a chronicle, but not simply a rehash of the seasons. An example is one story he tells of arriving late at Shea for Seaver vs. BRM and comes to find the Reds put a crooked number on him in the first, ruining his entire expectations of the game. Highly recommend.

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    There's already one thread in the archives about Recommended Reds books. After this runs its course, would the mods mind re-titlling this "Recommended Baseball Books - Reds and Non-Reds" or something like that, and then sticking it in the archives for safe keeping?
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    Anything by David Nemec is a good read. He does a great job of covering the sweep of baseball's history for foks with short attention spans.
    Wait until the year after next year.

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