The New York Times runs this review of Mike Piazza’s Long Shot. Given that the book was released almost two months ago and they’re just reviewing it now, I won’t give up the hopes that the Times will do something with 501. The review is more of a “what the book’s about” piece than whether it’s any good, so no upshot to report.
The Times would have reviewed the book anyway, I’m guessing, but there is that New York angle. Similarly, Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News, focuses on the Dodger aspects as he makes Long Shot the second in his 2013 “30 baseball books in 30 days” series.
Continuing with Long Shot, here’s a review from the other side of the nation, the Alaska Dispatch to be precise (although it is actually a Christian Science Monitor syndicated piece.) again, no upshot.
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Returning to Hoffarth’s series, we have, in order,
- Day 1: Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game, by John Sexton (read it here)
- Day 3:Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order), by Joe Peta (read it here)
- Day 4: Baseball’s Last Great Scout: The Life of Hugh Alexander, by Dan Austin (read it here.)
- Day 5: Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line, by Tom Dunkel (read it here)
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Chris Foran of the McClatchy Newspapers group, published this roundup of several new books. This one comes from the Waterbury, CT, Republican-American, so forgive me if I previously posted it from another source.