Countdown to the Literature of Baseball


My books have all arrived, and classes start on Monday!  I am going to have one heavy backpack.  This semester promises to be a memorable one!

11 Comments on “Countdown to the Literature of Baseball”

  1. verdun2 says:

    Hope some genius of a teacher assigned those books to you.
    Have a good semester.

  2. All the rumors are true…Glory of Their Times may be the greatest baseball book of all time!

  3. Gene says:

    Wish they had a class like that eons ago when I was in college majoring in English!

  4. One of my journalism profs had us read “8 Men Out” … come for a writer’s pristine journalistic history, stay for the baseball! It is one of the best.

  5. Steve Myers says:

    the way you took that photo, it’s tempting to know the books behind the books, the ones on the shelf whose titles can’t be seen, maybe a not so well known one or two? The Universal Baseball Association Inc?

    • Yeah, in that photo, the books for the class are sitting in front of some of my other baseball books. What you see are Willie Mays Aikens’s autobiography, ‘Tales from the Dugout’, ‘The Heart of the Game’, ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’, ‘Becoming Big League’, ‘Early Innings’, Cal Ripken’s ‘The Only Way I Know’, ‘Baseball and Philosophy’ (one of those pop culture and philosophy books), and ‘Touching Base.’

      • Steve Myers says:

        Thanks for the list. I like books like the Willie Mays Aikens autobiography. I just picked up the one about Don Baylor. Found it for a dollar on the Salvation Army book pile.

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