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The Hall of Nearly Great by Sky Kalkman
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Aug 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: owned
Read from July 21 to August 01, 2012

A fun collection of essays about baseball players that deserve to be remembered more than they are. Obviously, the quality is going to vary in a collection like this, but for the most part the pieces are amusing and enlightening, painting interesting pictures of some players I barely knew anything about. I'd argue for the inclusions of Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, but I KNOW THAT'S TWO METS, and there are literally dozens of players who would have made great additions.

The best pieces are the ones that don't go too stats heavy, considering I could just go to Baseball-Reference for that. It helps when the subject is crazy, like Lenny Dykstra; or awesome, like Keith Hernandez. WAIT TWO METS AGAIN SORRY

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