Baseball Bookshelf almanac, March 9

March 9, 2013

Literary birthday greeting:

http://nateregan.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/baseballs-great-experiment-by-jules-tygiel.jpg1949 – Jules Tygiel, author

Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy

Past Time: Baseball As History

Jackie Robinson and His Legacy

Extra Bases – Reflections on Jackie Robinson, Race, & Baseball History

Also on this date:

1981 – The Chicago White Sox sign prized free agent catcher Carlton Fisk. The future Hall of Fame receiver was declared a free agent in February after the Boston Red Sox failed to mail him a contract by the deadline imposed under the Basic Agreement. Fisk batted .289 with 18 home runs for the Red Sox in 1980.

Fisk of Fenway Park: New England’s favorite catcher, by Robert jackson, H. Z. Walck Publisher, 1976.

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