Tommy's Reviews > We Would Have Played for Nothing: Baseball Stars of the 1950s and 1960s Talk About the Game They Loved

We Would Have Played for Nothing by Fay Vincent
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Sep 13, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: baseball, non-fiction
Read in September, 2009

This is a great piece of history for baseball fans. Vincent does a great job scouting players to interview and has a great balance of players.
Some hall of famers, some not.
Some AL, some NL
Some from the 50s, some from the 60s
Hitters, pitchers, just really well balanced

My only knock is that some players repeat and ramble so it can slow down at times.

One very funny thing I found was that most of the hitters thought present day hitters were better for various reasons (they lift weights, they stay in great shape all year round, live ball, etc.) but most of the pitchers don't think current day pitchers are as good (they don't throw enough in between starts, they don't finish their games, they have more days off).

This really gives an in depth and interesting perspective to 50s and 60s baseball.

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