"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Here ya Go, Daddy-O

Father’s Day is fast-approaching. Scanning the shelves for the latest baseball books, here are some thoughts:

“Damn Yankees.” ‘Nuff said.

“Wherever I Wind Up,” R.A. Dickey’s memoir, written with Wayne Coffey.

Man, the University of Nebraska Press has a bunch of good baseball titles including:


Also, check out Paul Dickson’s formidable-looking biography of Bill Veeck: “Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick.”

There’s Marty Apel’s history of the Yankees:

“Pinstripe Empire”

…and a reissue of Bill Madden and Moss Klein’s “Damned Yankees” (which is not to be confused with Fleder’s book).

Also, Rob Miech has a book about the rookie stud Bryce Harper: “The Last Natural.” 

Yeah, the kid can play.



1 TheGreenMan   ~  Jun 13, 2012 9:44 am

Just finished reading the R.A. Dickey memoir earlier this week. Fantastic read, amazing story, seems like a really good guy. Once every five days, I actually root for the Mets because of him. Gotta love a knucksie!

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 13, 2012 10:01 am

I haven't read it yet. Nice to hear it's a good read.

3 Bluenatic   ~  Jun 13, 2012 2:43 pm

I also recommend the late Andy Jurinko's beautiful Golden Boys and Stanley Cohen's revised reissue of The Man In The Crowd, which will be of particular interest to Yankee fans.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 13, 2012 3:15 pm

3) Thanks for the suggestions, bro.

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