My kindle is telling me I’m running out of storage so submitted for your interest from another semi-regular scan of new titles. It may seem unfair, but I do tend to judge e-books by their cover, especially when they are offered only in that format. It’s often an indication of the time and effort the […]
Once again, Tom Hoffarth, media columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News, is doing his 30 baseball books in 30 days feature. First up: Mover and Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion by my old SABR pal, Andy McCue.
♦ Tom Hoffarth’s latest in his 30 days/30 books series: Dodgers from Coast to Coast: The Official Visual History of the Dodgers. ♦The Los Angeles Times also ran this “straight” review on the Dodgers’ book.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the New York Mets’ first World Championship and since everyone loves a celebration, there are several new books marking that occasion in particular and the team in general, including: Shea Good Bye: The Untold Inside Story of the Historic 2008 Season, by Keith Hernandez and Matthew Silverman A […]
In 1951, the Dodgers sign a 21-year lease with the City of Vero Beach for use of their spring training site. That arrangement ended this spring. (Thanks to nationalpastime.com) The Amazon Report on Dodgertown: The Rise and Fall of Dodgertown: 60 Years of Baseball in Vero Beach Dodgertown (CA) (Images of Baseball)
Edited by John Thorn, Collins, 2007. Don’t let the slim size of this elegant book fool you. Inspired by an exhibit sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York, with essays from some heavy hitters, The Glory Days recaptures a simpler time for baseball and the country. Ballplayers who lived in our neighborhoods, […]