Archive for the 'Books and Authors' Category

A good story runs into an inexperienced writer.

The new Baseball Prospectus book has a chapter dealing with Jaffe’s book on managers. Here, Chris gives his reply.

A review of Mitchell Nathanson’s work, which looks beyond baseball’s romantic narrative.

Taking a look at Dirk Hayhurst’s latest book.

Less than 20 shopping days left until Christmas. In the spirit of the (off) season, Richard suggests some books.

Film review of Moneyball the movie.

A review of the new book, “Fenway Park: The Centennial”

How Williams compares to batters today—and how that underscores a point.

Craig Robinson uses infographics to display useful information on baseball’s history and other fun trivia, like just how many people in Cleveland are Native American.

A look at the new book about the ESPN sports media leviathan.

A review of Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella

Mickey Mantle’s hung over homer and other stories from Jim Bouton’s Ball Four.

A review of Josh Wilker’s critically acclaimed memoir timed to its release in paperback

Taking a break from writing history, Richard reviews The House That Ruth Built, the story of the original Yankee Stadium’s inaugural season.

Pertaining to a fine new book by baseball’s official historian, John Thorn.

Jonah Keri’s book on the Rays describes how a small market team tries to compete in the American League East.

A look at the new book that seeks to be the Freakonomics of sports.

The instructional hitting book by Jaime Cevallos

Steve considers a baseball novel that focuses on the hard stuff in the father-son relationship.

Several months after seeing his book, Evaluating Baseball’s Managers, published – Chris realizes a mistake he made in it.