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The Long Season by Jim Brosnan
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Jun 19, 2010

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Brosnan is a rare bird: an intellectual who was a professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds. His teammates called him "professor." The book, which chronicles his 1959 season, is funny throughout. I thought it was humorous, for instance, how his team was struggling to end up in fourth place. Just two quibbles: there's no big finish here, and there's a lot of detailed description about how he's going to pitch certain hitters, which becomes a bit repetitive and tedious at times. But overall, the book is a home run.

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