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Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups: A Complete Guide to the Best, Worst, and Most Memorable Players to Ever Grace the Major Leagues

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You love to argue about the game and its players, delving into baseball history and lore in search of support for your points of view. You'll find plenty of food for thought -- and argument! -- in Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups.
• All-time Red Sox starting pitcher -- Pedro or the Rocket?
• Gold Glovers -- who looked like one, who was one, and who ought to have b
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 2nd 2003 by Touchstone (first published May 6th 2003)
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Richard
Mar 10, 2015 Richard rated it it was amazing
The saddest thing about baseball books is how quickly they become dated when trying to capture the historical and the recent. Rob Neyer's book is no exception, but Rob is a magnificent student of the game who shares terrific info in the same manner as you'd want to chat sport with one of your friends (like Bill Simmons, but less funny - but then again, who isn't). It was terrific to be reminded of each team's greatest players along with Players who enjoyed incredibly great seasons while with a t ...more
Leslie
Jan 05, 2015 Leslie rated it it was amazing
Rob Neyer is a baseball genius. Unlike other writers who present all kinds of complicated stats and leave the analysis up to the reader, Neyer does all the analysis and turns it into easy-to-understand narratives. Here’s hoping he publishes an updated edition.
Matt
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A fun book and full of tons of good baseball stuff, but a little too granular for me to love it. I learned a lot of stuff, and I enjoyed especially the sections on the teams I knew more about, but I definitely enjoyed the sidebar anecdotes and mini-essays more than the actual meat of the book, the lineups (though those were good, too). I still like Neyer a lot, and I'm glad I read this one, but it was a lot to digest.
Arthur
Aug 25, 2012 Arthur rated it liked it
Enjoyed. I've read Neyer's baseball column for 15 years and enjoyed this book almost as much. I would have preferred more focus on the modern era. I understand the whimsical appeal and literary oportunity of writing about pre-WW II baseball but sometimes nostalgia takes over.
Justin
Aug 21, 2009 Justin rated it liked it
Recommends it for: baseball nuts
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What you'd expect. Neyer's always fun. This one's largely lists of players with a few comments, but the sidebars and brief essays are enlightening and entertaining.
Doug
Jan 18, 2008 Doug rated it it was amazing
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Without a doubt one of the coolest books ever. Neyer list lineups for every team. Best, worst, has beens, etc. Just plain fun.
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Feb 19, 2008 Robert rated it liked it
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Apr 08, 2013 Robert Crowley rated it it was amazing
this was a great book for imformation it was a little out of date though.
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i will heart anything by rob neyer
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