Let the review roundups commence

March 6, 2015

Were’ getting to the point where the new baseball titles — at least the ones not dedicated to the fantasy side — will be coming out hot and heavy. Given the state of print journalism, I wonder how much space will be devoted to individual reviews. I think we’ll see items like this from the Christian Science Monitor more and more.

The piece — presented as a slide-show — runs with the title “8 new baseball books to carry you through spring training” which includes, in order:

  • Gil Hodges: A  Hall of Fame Life, by Mort Zachter
  • The Yankee Way, by Willie Randolph (which is not a new book at all)
  • 100 Years of Who’s Who in Baseball, by Douglas Lyons
  • The Matheny Manifesto, by Mike Matheny with Jerry B. Jenkins
  • The Cooperstown Chronicles, by Frank Russo (new-ish since it was published last October)
  • The Bill James Handbook 2015
  • The Death Row All Stars, by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss (also a 2014 entry. To be fair, the subhead of the article does say “recent.” So do we have to differentiate between “recent” and “new?”)
  • Joe Black: More Than a Dodger, by Martha Joe Black and Chuck Shoffner (still can’t understand why she gets first billing)
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