It's wonderful to read a book by someone who really knows something about the great teams, knows things that I don't know, knows even important things that I didn't know. This is the book that everybody else who writes about great teams, for the next 30 years, will have to begin by reading, just so they know what they're talking about.
Baseball Dynasties: The Greatest Teams of All Timeby Rob Neyer, Eddie Epstein
Rob Neyer and Eddie Epstein examine the top fifteen squads of the twentieth century, employing a rigorous statistical analysis and throwing in some good old-fashioned opinion to determine the best team of the modern era. Looking at continued brilliance over time, Hall of Famers on the roster, offensive and defensive production, performance in the postseason, and numerous other tangibles and intangibles, the authors put each team under the microscope -- and pick a winner. Who will come out on top? Is it the 1927 Yankees, blessed with both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? Sparky Anderson's awesome 1975 Cincinnati Reds? Or the beloved "Boys of Summer," the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers?
Full of anecdotes, intriguing facts, and statistics, Baseball Dynasties is certain to provoke, entertain, and edify fans of all ages.
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Baseball teams thrive on arguments. This book will start enough of them to keep the Hot Stove League in session all year long.
Few athletes are part of one baseball dynasty. I was fortunate enough to be part of two. This book captures the unique characteristics that make great teams great.
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