James Bailey

Book Review: Baseball State by State

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Author Chris Jensen has compiled all-time all-star lineups for every state in the nation in his new book, "Baseball State by State." But the book is much more than a collection of lists. In fact, it's nearly 400 pages of history on the players and places each state is known for.

Majors | #2012#Book Guide

Book Review: Summer of ’68

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Tim Wendel, author of 2010's "High Heat," weaves the amazing accomplishments on the field in 1968 with the turmoil in the nation in an ambitious account of the unforgettable year in "Summer of '68: The Season that Changed Baseball, and America, Forever."

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Book Review: ‘The Battle That Forged Modern Baseball’

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Had the Federal League succeeded in its pursuit of Walter Johnson, Joe Jackson, and Rube Marquard, it might conceivably be preparing for a grand centennial celebration instead of having long ago been relegated to a footnote in baseball history. The renegade third "major" league threw money at virtually every significant player in 1914-15, even inking a number to contracts only to see them slip back into the clutches of their former clubs.

Majors | #2012#Book Guide