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Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2006

    A Keeper Book

    Organized baseball is a multi-billion dollar business that matters a lot in the lives of guys like me who begin each day by reading the sports pages. We know better than to accept the myths of yesteryear's sports reporters. We don't care to get entangled in the arcane number-crunching of today's baseball analysts. Mr. Vecsey in this book takes us through 150 years of organized baseball. He gently reminds us that baseball is a business populated by great and not so great individuals whose doings can simultaneously bring glee and heartbreak to those of us who are fans. Buy this book. It will tell you why organized baseball means so much to us.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Disappointing and hard to follow

    The book reads like the worst of scattershot, jargon-filled, nickname-dropping sports reporting. Nearly impossible to follow, the so-called narrative jumps around so much that rather than reading like the history it purports to be, the book is more like a jumbled highlights reel filled with enough obscure references that only someone who already knows this stuff can follow it. I had hoped to learn something about the history of baseball. What I have gleaned from it instead are a few interesting facts and a whole lot of confusion about who's who, when they did what, and how it all fits into the game I love to both play and watch.

    Probably a fun read if you already have a head full of facts about the history of baseball. I'm new to the subject, and after sweating through half the book, constantly backtracking to figure out what he's talking about, I give up.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 29, 2012

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