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Bob D'Angelo | 83 comments Hi gang,

Here are two recent reviews I've done:

A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle

https://bobdangelobooks.weebly.com/th...

Insight Pitch by Skip Lockwood

https://bobdangelobooks.weebly.com/th...

and

Try Not to Suck (bio on Joe Maddon)

https://bobdangelobooks.weebly.com/th...

I have finished books by Tony Castro (Gehrig & the Babe : The Friendship and the Feud; and David Rapp's Tinker to Evers to Chance.

Currently reading The Pitcher & the Dictator by Averell Smith and the Bill Nowlin bio of Tom Yawkey.

Spring is the best time for baseball books.

Bob


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Brina | 8146 comments Mod
Bob how is the Rapp book? I am interested in that one


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Lance (sportsbookguy) | 12627 comments Mod
I'm taking the Lockwood book with me on the train ride to Citi Field on Saturday. Looks great. Pitcher and Dictator and the Tom Yawkey books are also on my TBR. The size of the Yawkey book intimidates me...over 600 pages


message 4: by Bob (new)

Bob D'Angelo | 83 comments Hi Brina,

I found the Rapp book very interesting. Lots of new information about each player, plus about turn-of-the-century America.

Bob

Brina wrote: "Bob how is the Rapp book? I am interested in that one"


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Bob D'Angelo | 83 comments The Yawkey book is quite large, and I keep putting it down to review smaller books, haha. But I will finish it. I have gotten to the 1970s part of the book, so I might have another 100 to 200 pages to go on it.

Bob

Lance wrote: "I'm taking the Lockwood book with me on the train ride to Citi Field on Saturday. Looks great. Pitcher and Dictator and the Tom Yawkey books are also on my TBR. The size of the Yawkey book intimida..."


message 6: by Brina (new)

Brina | 8146 comments Mod
Thanks for the info. I prefer Russell to Baez to Rizzo but I am going to get a copy of Tinker to Evers to Chance.


message 7: by Michael Linn (new)

Michael Linn | 10879 comments Brina wrote: "Thanks for the info. I prefer Russell to Baez to Rizzo but I am going to get a copy of Tinker to Evers to Chance."
And the best player in the turn of century Cubs infield, was Harry Steinfeldt, but he`s not in the HOF because his name doesn`t rhyme anything
Mike Linn


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Lance (sportsbookguy) | 12627 comments Mod
Bob wrote: "The Yawkey book is quite large, and I keep putting it down to review smaller books, haha. But I will finish it. I have gotten to the 1970s part of the book, so I might have another 100 to 200 pages..."

Exactly what I have been doing. I start it, then get a couple of smaller ones and read those.


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It will be interesting how Nowlin deals with the subject of race with Yawkey. Especially since there's talk of re-naming streets. Was he a racist? Or did he just rely on the advice of cronies who were certainly racist? Or was he just a man of his times?

Nowlin has a very good reputation.


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