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The Soul of Baseball by Joe Posnanski
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Oct 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: sports, non-fiction

This is a lovely and lyrical journey through the life of the late Buck O'Neil, one of the legendary Men of Baseball. It just feels right to sum up Buck O'Neil that way; he wasn't just a player or a manager (though he was terrific at both. He was more than just a great scout and coach. He's more than just a legendary storyteller and promoter of the game. He's all of these things and more, and you get a great sense of that in Posnanski's book.

This book is really just a snapshot of the life of Buck O'Neil, showing why he was so incredibly special to so many people and how many lives he touched. It's joyful, yet a bit sad at times, tinged with the realization that (at the time it was written) this is the twilight of Buck's life.

For anyone who is interested in baseball, the Negro Leagues, or just wants to read a book about an incredible person who lived their life full of joy and happiness...this is a great one.

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Reading Progress

October 17, 2011 – Started Reading
October 17, 2011 – Shelved
October 17, 2011 –
page 53
October 18, 2011 –
page 106
October 19, 2011 –
page 154
October 20, 2011 –
page 226
October 21, 2011 – Shelved as: sports
October 21, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction
October 21, 2011 – Finished Reading

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