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11-02-2001, 04:57 PM
Posted By: <b>john</b><p>Just got this book this week and im about half way through what a great book so far! Written by lawrence ritter,its stories told by players from the early days,highly recommended if you havent read it yet...though i have a feeling i might be the last to know about this book <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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11-03-2001, 02:02 PM
Posted By: <b>runscott</b><p>I read this about 20 years ago in one sitting - it was actually required reading for my sister in college back in the late '70s! If you really like it, look for the VHS version.

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11-03-2001, 06:03 PM
Posted By: <b>Cy</b><p>Amazon.com has a CD with the actual interviews of the players. I listened to the 4-CD set driving down to Myrtle Beach this summer. It is very good. I think Amazon.com sells it for around $30 including shipping. If you haven't heard this, it is very good.<BR><BR>Cy

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11-17-2001, 09:48 PM
Posted By: <b>runscott</b><p>Thanks for reminding us about this book - I'm re-reading it. Just finished "Honus Wagner" by the Devalerias and I'm almost through with "Cobb" by Al Stump. "Cobb" is one you can't put down - much better than the movie it spawned. The Wagner book is loaded with facts but doesn't really bring him to life the way Stump does Cobb. Any suggestions on other books about vintage ballplayers?

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11-18-2001, 12:13 AM
Posted By: <b>Vognar Julie</b><p>by Charles C. Alexander (1984). Baseball's Great Experiment, Jackie Robinson and his legacy, by Jules Tygiel (1983).

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11-18-2001, 12:15 AM
Posted By: <b>Jaime Leiderman</b><p>Just purchased Preston Orem Baseball 1841-1881.<BR>Haven't received it yet, but would like to hear comments from any reader.<BR><BR>JL

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11-20-2001, 12:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Kevin Cummings</b><p>Although these books aren't about specific players, I am fascinated by the way Bill James creates statistics different than the usual "baseball numbers" we are all used to seeing and weaves them in to support his assertions about baseball history.<BR><BR>You might want to check out the recently released <b><u>Historical Baseball Abstract</u></b> and his previously published <b><u>Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?</u></b>