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Dingers!: A Short History of the Long Ball
No single act in sports has had as great an impact on our culture, our language, and our imagination as the home run. So how come weve had to wait so long for the definitive biography! Dingers! tells the history of the round-tripper, from Babe Ruth to the chasing and breaking of the Babe's records to today's pumped-up tater totals. Its narrative will trace the relationship ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 17th 2006 by ESPN Books
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Short, fun, and interesting history of baseball's most famous scoring play, the home run. Recommended for any baseball fan. Only criticism I have of this book is the long sidebars are distracting and it's difficult to follow the main narrative—lots of back-and-forth and interruptions required.