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Posted April 30, 2012
Posted September 6, 2010
Good, Not Great, Oral History of the Game
The concept, the players involved, the era - all led me to eagerly look forward to this book. Quite honestly, I was disappointed. Players in their own words, and we're talking Berra, Mantle, Killebrew, Ford, Brooks and Frank Robinson, etc., all talking about the game during the 1950s and 1960s, their respective introductions to the game and the major leagues, experiences, players they found to be the best of their times.....a winning combination. However, I think Vincent does and inadequate job of editing to provide a smooth flow to the reader. The book was simply choppy throughout, in my humble opinion. It isn't a terrible book by any means, it just was not at all up to what I expected and wanted.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 24, 2008
Enjoyed flipping through the pages
I enjoyed reading the 'old' players give their accounts of life in baseball. Although I would have loved to see Red Sox players on the cover, this book is true baseball like I remember it growing up. This is a solid book. I rank this one right up there with two other new books: 'The 33-Year-Old Rookie' and 'Working at the Ballpark.' As a youth baseball coach, I look for advice, techniques, and life's lessons that I can pass along to my players. These books do that.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 26, 2008
I read a lot of sports books, and believe baseball books are the best written and most insightful. Not sure why this is so, but baseball has such an understated complexity which, when expressed by those in the game, is cherished even on the smallest of matters. We are blessed that Fay Vincent made the effort to talk to old-timers that a lot of us grew up with in the 50's and 60's, plus Mr. Vincent is donating all his proceeds to charity. This book, along with the new 'Working at the Ballpark' by Tom Jones, not the singer, are the most relevant baseball books to come along in a long while.
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Posted October 28, 2011
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