The Book of the Week Contest: A Game of Brawl

March 21, 2014 · 3 comments

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.,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgThis 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:

  1. The fifth person to post a comment on the sitenot 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. That’s it. Simple enough, no?

Have at it.


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  • r2004bert

    Spring finally arrives with the first sign of baseball books! I always look forward to checking out your bookshelf, Ron, to see what books may be in the next batch of 501!

  • HooksDauss

    Bill Felber is one of the most versatile baseball writers among us. Profoundly original, I found The Book on The Book to be far more compelling than The Book, but that’s just me.

  • Andy Sturgill

    I’ve always thought the pre-1900 literature on individual seasons was surprisingly sparse given the interest in the era as a whole.

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