Look’s like we’re gonna need a bigger bookshelf

October 29, 2013 · 1 comment

In The Baseball Uncyclopedia: A Highly Opinionated, Myth-Busting Guide to the Great American Game, authors Michael Kun and Howard Bloom write about the state of baseball literature.According to their calculations, there are:

Books about the Yankees. Books about the Red Sox. Books about the Yankees and the Redd Sox. Books about players who played for the Yankees. Books about players who played for the Red Sox. Books about players who played for the Yankees and the Red Sox. And, depending upon where you live, a book or two about your local team.

So with the Red Sox having a shot at another World Series, look for a few new titles on the horizon.

In the meantime, this is what I’ve got in my collection (click on image to enlarge):


Sorry about that last one.

By contrast, aside from biographies about players who played for the Cardinals (Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, etc.), I have maybe five titles about the team itself.

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  • koolkat_1960

    Michael Kun was two years behind me at JHU. Another JHU grad turned baseball writer was the late Richard Ben Cramer, JHU ’71.

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