First of all, congratulations to Keith S. of Columbia, Tennessee, winner of last week’s book, They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived, by Doug Harvey and Peter Golenbock. Thank you all for your comments.
This week’s offering is A Game of Brawl: The Orioles, the Beaneaters & the Battle for the 1897 Pennant, by Bill Felber, with a foreword by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. This one won the 2007 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award and was just republished by the University of Nebraska Press.
A reminder about the rules:
- The fifth person to post a comment on the site — not as a “like” or comment on Facebook (although that’s greatly appreciated) or via e-mail — wins. It only takes a minute or so. Only comments related to the overall scope of the blog, please; no “My team’s great, your team sucks” nonsense. Y’all were real good about that last week.
- If you’ve won a book in the last three months — and you’ll know who you are — you can’t win again. Share the wealth. That doesn’t mean you can’t comment, though. Please do.
- Not mandatory, but I would appreciate the winners taking a picture of him- or herself with their giftee so I can post it on the blog. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
- That’s it. Simple enough, no?
Have at it.