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The "Few and Chosen" series has produced some excellent volumes, in which a baseball veteran joins with Phil Pepe to choose an all-time team from among the players he knew best. This year Irvin, who played on the Newark Eagles before moving after age 30 to the New York Giants, picks an all-time team from the Negro Leagues, starting with catchers Josh Gibson (tragically "born too soon") and Roy Campenella, whom he'd have chosen first to integrate the majors. Fans will want to read the book to catch Irvin's other, sometimes surprising, selections. Fun, informative, and controversial; for all general libraries.
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