Graham Womack published this ranked list of the 25 greatest baseball books on The Sporting News site. When I wrote 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die, I made a decision not to put them in an order other than alphabetical to avoid having to defend my choices. Such a method invites arguments […]
The New York Public Library posted this list of five books that concentrate on a single season, including: 1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever by Bill Madden Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball—and America—Forever by Tim Wendel Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in […]
As I continue to do research for my own project, I get a kick when I find some old material that confirms I’m on the right track with some of my selections. Hey, it’s nice to find validation rom time to time, right? So today’s blast from the past is this brief appearance by the […]
Patrick Saunders of DenverPost.com also recommends this excellent book by the late David Halberstam.
I never had a brother, so I don’t know what it’s like to be in someone’s shadow. Imagine Dom DiMaggio. He had a wonderful 11-year career with the Boston Red Sox, finishing with a .298 career batting average and a seven-time all-star. But there was Joe, always in the spotlight. Dom passed away yesterday at […]
This review of David Halberstam’s last book comes from the Seattle Times.
From the Sports Locker blog.
From Bloomberg.com, this piece featuring Feinstein’s Living on the Black and Halberstam’s Everything They Had.
The National Sports Review gave this posthumous collection of Halberstam’s sports pieces top marks. Upshot: The book is littered with really interesting stories, including a neat section on Michael Jordan. I love reading about Michael Jordan so I was glad to see he was included. The story about his interview with Ted Williams was really […]
The Columbus Dispatch ran this review of Everything They Had: Sportswriting from David Halberstam. The LA Times published one, too. Regardless of their politics, I’ve always had great admiration for authors like Halberstam, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and George F. Will, among others, who have the ability to write about “serious” issues and those of lesser […]
Although this piece from the NY Times Sunday Magazine is not baseball related, per se, David Halberstam, produced several well-received books on the game (with additional titles about other sports), including: October 1964 Summer of ’49 The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship It’s rare to find such a well-rounded writer, who can be so […]