Erik's Reviews > Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History

Crazy '08 by Cait Murphy
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Feb 23, 2009

really liked it

Crazy '08 is an excellent book. I have read many baseball histories and this is one of the best. Cait Murphy does an excellent job covering the season from spring training right through the World Series. She covers the season in large swaths, but also pauses to highlight the most significant games. She does not, however, get bogged down in a pitch-by-pitch recount, as some histories do. In addition to her excellent coverage of the 1908 season, Murphy does an excellent job detailing the early days of baseball for the reader. She devotes several pages to describing how the National and American Leagues came to be the dominant two out of many. She also details the history of early ballparks and how a series of fires and the growing popularity of the game led to the creation of parks like Wrigley and Fenway. A very enjoyable read.

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Reading Progress

February 23, 2009 – Shelved
February 23, 2009 –
page 10
February 24, 2009 –
page 64
February 27, 2009 –
page 151
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March 2, 2009 – Finished Reading

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