Hoffarth: How Ron Kaplan’s book covers all the bases … 501 of ’em

From Tom Hoffarth at the Pasadena Star-News on March 29, 2013, on SABR member Ron Kaplan:

There are at least 501 reasons why you shouldn’t attempt to read every one of the baseball books that Ron Kaplan has challenged you to corral, consume and contemplate in his new reference tome, “501 Baseball Books fans Must Read Before They Die.”

One, it may kill you prematurely.

Another: You could drive yourself to the brink of death just trying to track down some of these obscure classics, even with an infinite amount of time, money and patience to pour through libraries, online used book stores or private collectors estate sales.

Still, the 55-year-old Kaplan has already announced on his popular RonKaplansBaseballBookshelf.com blog that his University of Nebraska publication, which doesn’t officially hit the stores until Monday, has already reached No. 1 on Amazon.com‘s list of “Education & Reference.”

With the subset of “Writing, Research & Publishing Guides.” Which is connected to the subset of “Publishing & Books.” Which leads into “Bibliographies & Indexes.” All as it relates to “Literature.”


Read the full article here: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/sports/ci_22896972/tom-hoffarth-media-ron-kaplans-book-covers-all

Originally published: March 29, 2013. Last Updated: March 29, 2013.