* Reviews: Baseball America presents the best baseball books of the year

December 31, 2009

Semi-shameless self promotion: this assessment was written by James Bailey and yours truly.

Titles include:

  • Heart of the Game: Life, Death and Mercy in Minor League America
  • As They See ‘Em: A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires
  • Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
  • Catcher: How the Man behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero
  • Sixty Feet, Six Inches
  • The Road to Omaha: Hits, Hopes and History at the College World Series
  • The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds
  • Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress
  • The Fifth Season, Tales of My Life in Baseball
  • The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912
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