Baseball Bookshelf almanac, Feb. 11

February 11, 2013

Lest we forget:

1950 – Kiki Cuyler, outfielder; All-Star, Hall of Famer (b. 1898)

Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler: A Baseball Biography, by Ronald Waldo, McFarland 2012.

Chuck Tanner's baseball playbook2011 – Chuck Tanner, outfielder, manager (b. 1928)

Chuck Tanner’s baseball playbook, by Tanner with Jim Enright, Rutledge/Mayflower Book, 1981

Also on this date:

1985 – Minnesota Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek signs a new contract making him the club’s first million dollar player.

Kent Hrbek’s Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout, by Hrbek with Dennis Brackin, Sports Publishing, Inc., 2008

1994: Long-time Milwaukee Brewers star Robin Yount announces his retirement. The 38-year-old Yount leaves the game with 3,142 hits, 251 home runs, and two American League MVP Awards in 21 seasons. Yount will gain election to the Hall of Fame in 1999, his first year of eligibility.

Robin Yount: The Legend Lives On, by Andy Baggot, Milwaukee Brewers Publications, 1995

Also that year, MLB owners greatly reduce the commissioner’s power to act “in the best interests of baseball.”

In the Best Interests of Baseball: The Revolutionary Reign of Bud Selig, by Andrew Zimbalist, Wiley, 2006

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