Category Archive: Book Reviews.2010-BRJ39-2

received warm praise from New Yorker editor William Shawn for “Hub Fans,” but “the compliment that meant most to me,” Updike wrote, “came from Williams himself, who through an agent invited me to write his biography. I declined the honor. I had said all I had to say.”

Review: Brilliant Specialists

On "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams" Hub…
whose retirement in 1968 rather than his death in 1995 marked what biographer Jane Leavy describes as “the end of America’s childhood.”

Review: The Dark Side of a Baseball Dynasty

Four books on the Bronx Bombers. The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle…
ranked exceptionally low among club owners and presidents on measures of demonstrating respect for members of the organization, according to Steve Weingarden. He was 42 when he bought the A’s. Would the character of his ownership had been better had he been more mature when he entered the “owners’ clique”?

Review: Charlie Finley

On "Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball’s Super…