They’re starting to come in hot and heavy. Witness:
John Rosengren, author of the The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Roseboro Turned Baseball’s Ugliest Brawl into a Story of Forgiveness and Redemption, was arecent guest on WBUR’s Only a Game. OAG‘s host, Bill Littlefield included it in a trio of books in the Boston Globe.
Kostya Kennedy’s Pete Rose: An American Dilemma marks 25 years since the embattled athlete was banned by Major League Baseball. (And don’t get technical about the use of the word “banned”: you know damn well what I mean.) Among the reviews are this one from the Boston Globe by Allen Barra (no doubt, it will appear in other publications, too.) and this from USA Today.
From the Tampa Tribune, this review of James Bailey’s new novel, Nine Bucks a Pound.
Don’t know kosher this is (and not just because the writer is one of the few Jewish Major Leaguers), but Sam Fuld, of whom John Feinstein writes in Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball, writes this review for the Wall Street Journal, which you can read online only if you’re a subscriber.
John Quattrucci, a sports editor for several community newspapers in the heart of Red Sox Nation, picked a few of his favorite baseball books.