• Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty And The Say Hey Kid

    Posted by on May 6th, 2008 · Comments (1)

    I recently had a chance to explore John Rosengren’s new book “Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid: The Year That Changed Baseball Forever.”

    With this work, Rosengren tells the story of the 1973 baseball season – weaving back and forth between several key storylines of that year. This includes (but is not limited to): Hank Aaron chase of Babe Ruth’s home run record and the racism that he had to deal with therein; George Steinbrenner’s taking over the Yankees; the birth of the D.H. and Orlando Cepeda’s role in that position for the Boston Red Sox; the decline of Willie Mays in his final days with the pennant winning Mets; Charlie Finley, Reggie Jackson, and those Swinging Oakland A’s.

    I was very impressed with Rosengren’s attention to detail with respect to his story-telling. He truly did his homework in terms of using sources. And, this translates into a great job with respect to conveying the facts.

    If you’re a fan of baseball history and/or were a baseball fan back in 1973, you might want to consider checking out “Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid” as well.

    Comments on Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty And The Say Hey Kid

    1. May 6th, 2008 | 9:22 pm

      I was actually *born* in 1973, but it sounds like a great read anyway… 🙂

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