Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame

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ISBN-13: 9781608192106
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,197,146
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 5 Years

About the Author

Zev Chafets is the author of ten books, including A Match Made in Heaven, Members of the Tribe, and The Devil's Night. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, among many other periodicals, a former columnist for the New York Daily News, and the founding editor of Jerusalem Report. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and children.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 Induction Weekend 7

2 Paternity Suit 21

3 James and the Vets 38

4 A Question of Character 49

5 The Monks 72

6 The Haul of Fame 85

7 Bad, Bad Barry Bonds 110

8 The Marvin Miller Affair 137

9 Lost in Translation 151

10 Mitchell and Clemens 163

11 A Few Closing Thoughts 194

Acknowledgments 199

Appendix 1 Rules for Election 201

Appendix 2 Hall of Fame Members 205

Appendix 3 The Honor Rolls of Baseball 215

Notes 217

Bibliography 223

Index 227

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Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is what it says... If you love baseball, you'll love this book! Great story through the eyes of a non-sports writer about the HOF?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will never look at the Baseball Hall of Fame the same way again. An eye-opener for any student of the game, Zev Chafets has created an amazing revisionist history that makes you re-examine the players in the hall and the future of those trying to get in. Endlessly fascinating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very entertained by this book, as I learned facts about baseball players that I never would've known. Like players like Ty Cobb being in the KKK. I learned too, about Cooperstown Induction Weekend, an event I really want to attend in my life. I received this book for Christmas, and now that I have have completed the book, it was probably one of my favorite christmas presents.  I also liked seeing how political the Hall of Fame is, and how strong some peoples opinions are on some players, whether they should be in, or are in and shouldn't be. I would love to have the opportunity to vote on who gets in, and be a part of the discussion. Overall, this book gave me knowledge of the game, and facts I might not have learned.  
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bleacherbum99 More than 1 year ago
I was highly disappointed with this book. There wasn't much new ground here. Mostly it was a re-hash of old stories that have been told before. It also re-hased Bill James' stats stuff. Don't waste your money, unless you have never heard of any of these Hall of Famers.
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Thi book is good reading
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otterly More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book on my nook so that my husband could read it. I have been immersed in baseball because he as well as my father were great Mets fans, and before that, Giants and Dodger fans. I knew some of this, but learned much more. Zev Chafets writes from the viewpoint of a Jewish baseball writer, so he touches upon Jewish and other ethnic players. I was somewhat distracted by the many words which are printed with hypens, or just spaces. If you are a real fan, you should enjoy this, and be encouraged by it to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, if you have not been there before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having been to the Hall several times, I found this book to be both enjoyable reading and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't followed baseball since the great 1975 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox. So I picked up "Cooperstown Confidential" on a whim, figuring "what could be controversial about Cooperstown?", with low expectations for a conventional read that would end up extolling what used to be America's past-time interspersed with a few interesting tidbits to keep me entertained. Surprise! The Cooperstown story is quintessentially American in ways I did not anticipate. Every chapter held surprises for me and changed my perspective on baseball as a game and as a business. The book wraps up with common sense suggestions that could, if adopted, profoundly change the face of professional sport and athletics in general.
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