Category Archive: Book Reviews.2010-BRJ39-1

Review: Golden Nuggets

On "The Bill James Gold Mine 2010". The Bill James Gold Mine…
commenting on an actor who, slated to portray him in a movie, suffered a mental breakdown: “He’s only been me for two days, and already he’s nuts!”

Review: Satchel Paige: Off on His Own, at the Center of the Crowd

On Larry Tye's 2009 biography of Paige and Timothy M. Gay's 2010…
George Moriarty, a journeyman infielder and outfielder, shown here with the Tigers, with whom he had his best years, 1909–15.

Review: Books on Baseball Cards

On four books about baseball cards: "The T206 Collection" (Zappala,…

Review: Charlie Radbourn’s Record-Setting Season

On "59 in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the…
Became “a loner who does not like to be alone,” in James S. Hirsch’s apt phrase, trusting only pets, children, and fellow players (even though some players were among his loudest critics.)

Review: The Seven-Tool Player

On John Klima's 2009 book about Willie Mays and the 1948 Birmingham…
After studying engineering in college, applied his analytical skills to his job between the white lines. “If there were a pie chart illustrating how players prepare for their opponent,” he writes, “scouting reports would be only one sliver.”

Review: Baseball Memoirs

On autobiographies from Doug Glanville and Dirk Hayhurst. The…
Baseball Research Journal, Summer 2010 (Vol. 39, No. 1)

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