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Here ya Go, Daddy-O

Posted By Alex Belth On June 13, 2012 @ 9:07 am In 1: Featured,Arts and Culture,Bookish,Great Sports Books,Sportswriting | Comments Disabled

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

[1]

“Damn Yankees.” ‘Nuff said [2].

[3]

“Wherever I Wind Up,” [4] R.A. Dickey’s memoir, written with Wayne Coffey.

Man, the University of Nebraska Press has a bunch of good baseball titles [5] including:

[6]

and

[7]

Also, check out Paul Dickson’s formidable-looking biography of Bill Veeck: “Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick.” [8]

[9]

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

[10]

“Pinstripe Empire” [11]

…and a reissue of Bill Madden and Moss Klein’s “Damned Yankees” [12](which is not to be confused with Fleder’s book [13]).

Also, Rob Miech has a book about the rookie stud Bryce Harper: “The Last Natural.”  [14]

Yeah, the kid can play.

 


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[1] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/damnyan-1.jpeg

[2] Nuff said: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/2012/03/19/bronx-banter-interview-rob-fleder/

[3] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/RA_Dickey_book_coverW.jpg

[4] “Wherever I Wind Up,”: http://www.amazon.com/Wherever-Wind-Up-Authenticity-Knuckleball/dp/0399158154

[5] the University of Nebraska Press has a bunch of good baseball titles: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/sports/baseball/football-loving-nebraska-nurtures-baseball-literature.html

[6] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/banzai-babe-ruth-low-res.jpg

[7] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/conniemackvol1.png

[8] “Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick.”: http://www.amazon.com/Bill-Veeck-Baseballs-Greatest-Maverick/dp/0802717780/ref=pd_sim_b_8

[9] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Bill-Veeck-Book-Front-Cover.jpg

[10] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/575750_313866128698650_1131544331_n.jpg

[11] “Pinstripe Empire”: http://www.amazon.com/Pinstripe-Empire-Yankees-Before-After/dp/1608194922

[12] “Damned Yankees” : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1600787045/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0446360899&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0DE1Y82QG4X9MAFC5N01

[13] Fleder’s book: http://www.amazon.com/Damn-Yankees-Twenty-Four-League-Writers/dp/0062059629/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339595780&sr=1-1

[14] “The Last Natural.” : http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Natural-Harpers-Greatest/dp/1250001455

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