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The winner of the 2010 CASEY Award, given to the best baseball book of the year by Spitball Magazine, is  Howard Bryant, author of The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron. Bryant also won the award in 2002 for Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston, thus becoming the first author […]

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Readers, take “note”

December 8, 2010

Three baseball entries are among the non-fiction titles on The New York Times as “100 Notable Books of 2010.” THE LAST BOY: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood. By Jane Leavy. (Harper/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Many biographies of Mantle have been written, but Leavy connects the dots in new and disturbing ways. THE LAST HERO: […]

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The Buffalo News posted this one. Upshot: First came “Willie Mays — The Life and Legend” by James S. Hirsch, which skillfully reminded everyone why we remember the Giants’ center fielder as the most exciting player of his time. Following that in the order is “The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron.” Howard Bryant’s […]

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Two for the price of one this weekend, as the Times publishes an overview of Howard Bryant’s The Last Hero (“Much of this has been told before — most vividly in Aaron’s autobiography, “I Had a Hammer.” Written with Lonnie Wheeler and published in 1992, it explores the tangled theme of baseball and race with […]

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