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The Old Ball Game

The Boys of Summer (highly recommend)

The Big Bam (Ruth biography)

I Had a Hammer (Aaron biography)

Cobb

Ted Williams: The Biography on an American Hero (the best baseball biography I have ever read)

The Cheater's Guide to Baseball

 

If you're into baseball history, the Bill James Historical Abstract is a must have. It's the type of book you can pick up and flip back ad forth between sections. The first half of the book breaks down every decade since 1870. The second part breaks down the top 100 players at every position in James' opinion.

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I really enjoyed:

 

The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty by Buster Olney

Luckiest Man by Jonathan Eig

 

I agree Eight Men out was an outstanding book very in depth

 

I've been kind of interested in reading about the Brooklyn Dodgers lately with all the Jackie Robinson stuff going on earlier this year..... anyone have any good titles to look into?

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I really enjoyed:

 

The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty by Buster Olney

Luckiest Man by Jonathan Eig

 

I agree Eight Men out was an outstanding book very in depth

 

I've been kind of interested in reading about the Brooklyn Dodgers lately with all the Jackie Robinson stuff going on earlier this year..... anyone have any good titles to look into?

 

The Boys of Summer

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The Pride and the Pressure

Batboy

Searching for Heroes

Bleeding Pinstripes

Idiot by Johnny Damon

Perfect I'm Not by David Wells

Glove Affairs

 

 

and already mentioned, but I reccomend:

The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty by Buster Olney

Luckiest Man by Jonathan Eig

The Boys of Summer

Tale of Two Cities

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Juicing the Game was quite solid.

 

IMO, Juiced by Canseco may end up being looked back upon as the most important baseball book of the fledgling steroid era from '99-'05.

 

May the Best Team Win by Andrew Zimbalist gives you a great look into baseball economics.

 

Sports Illustrated: Baseball is a wonderful coffee table book as is Smithsonian Baseball.

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The Cheater's Guide to Baseball is a FANTASTIC read. Very informative and written in a manner that keeps you reading and never bores you.

 

Baseball Behind the Numbers is wonderful as well.

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just bought Dollar Sign on the Muscle, which is a book on scouting... I read it a few years ago and it's a great book (lost it though)

 

and also bought John Schuerholtz's book Built to Win and Dealing: The Cleveland Indians' New Ballgame: Inside the Front Office and the Process of Rebuilding a Contender -

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