The DreamLife of Johnny Baseball by Richard Grossinger
This book, along with the Temple of Baseball and Baseball, I Gave You the Best Years of My Life, makes a fantastic trilogy of personal baseball. The viewing experience is melded with playing, art, and life (before it was fashionable) into something great.
A graduate of Amherst College, Richard Grossinger received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan, writing an ethnography of fishing in Maine. He is the author of many books, a portion of which is listed below:
Planet Medicine Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings Embryogenesis: Species, Gender, and Identity Homeopathy: The Great Riddle New Moon Out of Babylon: Ghosts of Grossinger's
He and his wife Lindy Hough are the founding publishers of North Atlantic Books in Berkeley, California.