• Looking For Holiday Baseball Book Gift Ideas?

    Posted by on November 25th, 2018 · Comments (0)

    I recently read 3 new baseball books and wanted to share a review on them.

    Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game Hardcover – by Rob Neyer

    It’s smart, fun and insightful. It’s one of the best baseball books that I have read this year and one of the better ones that I have read in a long time. You will want to read this one and have it be part of your baseball library. Have no reservations about it. Get this book!

    Baseball Cop : The Dark Side of America’s National Pastime – by Eddie Dominguez

    It’s not the smoothest story ever told. But, it’s an interesting read. For sure, it will show you a side of baseball that most don’t realize exists. And, it really helps the reader understand that people like Rob Manfred and A-Rod are sometimes really bad guys. I came away from this one convinced that baseball really doesn’t care about cleaning up the game – they just care about hiding their dirt and getting in front of it before it becomes public.

    The Story of Baseball: In 100 Photographs – by The Editors of Sports Illustrated

    Fun book. Obviously, lots of great pictures. I enjoyed flipping through the pages. Nice stories accompany the photos.

    I’m Keith Hernandez

    Posted by on May 12th, 2018 · Comments (1)

    Well, actually, I’m not…

    …but, I did read a review copy of “I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir.”

    It’s a really, really, good book. Hernandez is honest, transparent, frank and blunt. This one is no holds barred. It’s also one that’s not for the kiddies. It’s PG-13, at the least.

    It’s the Keith Hernandez story from being a kid until April 1980 – with a little current stuff sprinkled in, here and there. It’s all very interesting and I highly recommend this book – and that’s coming from a Yankees fan.

    This could be the best baseball book of this summer.

    The Baby Bombers – The Inside Story of The Yankees Next Dynasty

    Posted by on February 22nd, 2018 · Comments (2)

    “The Baby Bombers – The Inside Story of The Yankees Next Dynasty” by Bryan Hoch hits book sellers on March 6th. I was fortunate to receive a preview copy and can share some information on the book at this time.

    First, and foremost, this book is beautifully written. Bryan Hoch has amazing story-telling skills. It’s a rich and deep reading experience – every page, from the start until the finish.

    Secondly, it’s page-turner that you will not want to put down. Sometimes books are “good” but you do have to force yourself to read them. This is not the case with “The Baby Bombers – The Inside Story of The Yankees Next Dynasty.” You will skip other things to make time to read this book. I found myself carrying it around with me and reading it anywhere and everywhere because I wanted to read it.

    Lastly, it’s full of insider information and fascinating backstories. It’s a must read for Yankees fans and an enjoyable and insightful read for any baseball fan.

    Remember “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty” that came out almost 14 years ago? “The Baby Bombers – The Inside Story of The Yankees Next Dynasty” by Bryan Hoch is very much like that great book – except on the front end of the story rather than being on the back end. I highly recommend this book.

    The Bill James Handbook 2017

    Posted by on December 2nd, 2016 · Comments (0)

    I’ve been a fan of The Bill James Handbook since it started publishing in (June) 2003. Now, 15 editions later, we have The Bill James Handbook 2017 (which was released on November 1st.)

    On the back cover of this year’s book, John Dewan shares “The Multi-Dimensional Beauty of Baseball.” This is what he wrote:

    Some people are captivated by the pure physical beauty of ballparks—whether in the major or the minor leagues, on a college or high school campus, or just at a local park or playground. For example, when people see the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field—especially if it is in October when the leaves have already turned and baseball is still being played—they are transported to a magical place indeed. For others, the enjoyment of baseball is in watching one of the greatest games ever invented. There is nothing better than the drama of a close play at the plate, the grace of a fielder diving and catching a ball, or the excitement of a runner taking off to steal second base in a close game. For many of us, however, it’s the numbers of the game that provide our greatest enjoyment. Whether it is just keeping our own scorecard or understanding the nuances of On-base Plus Slugging (OPS) or Wins Above Replacement (WAR), baseball lends itself to statistical analysis perhaps better than any other human endeavor—or at least any other human endeavor that is so much fun!

    If that last part resonates with you, then you must get your hands on a copy of The Bill James Handbook 2017.

    Every year, this book gets better and better. And, that’s saying something since it was great when it first came out in 2003. Included in this year’s edition you can find:

    • Hits Gained and Lost to the Shift
    • Long Fly Out & Home Run Breakdowns
    • Pitcher Career Fastball Velocity Trends
    • Career Defensive Runs Saved
    • League Stats Breakdown by Position
    • Expanded Instant Replay Coverage
    • No-Hitter Summary
    • Home Run Robberies
    • Hitter Analysis
    • Career Baserunning – including total career baserunning numbers (2002-present) for players with 1000 or more games played
    • Pitcher Analysis – a brand new section for pitchers with at least 50 innings pitched with a table including: number of pitches thrown, batters faced, strikeouts, walks, fly balls, lines drives and more
    • Pitch Repertoire Section detailing pitch type breakdowns for all pitchers in baseball
    • Rotation vs. Bullpen team charts showcasing the strengths and weaknesses of each team’s pitching staff
    • Relief Pitcher Section
    • The Hall of Fame Monitor
    • The Fielding Bible Awards
    • Pitcher Projections
    • Hitter Projections
    • Baserunning Analysis
    • Manufactured Runs
    • Team Efficiency Summary
    • Player Win-Shares

    Where else can you find some of this information? And, the book comes out on November 1st – as soon as the season ends! Amazing.

    This is the book that should be on the desk of every member of a team’s Baseball Operations staff – from the President of Baseball Operations to the General Manager to the intern working spreadsheets. It should be next to the microphone of every major league broadcaster covering a game. Big league managers should have this book at their avail at all times.

    The data in this book is the code of the baseball matrix.

    If you’re a baseball fan who wants the truth, there’s a million reasons why you would want to have The Bill James Baseball Handbook 2017.

    Stats. Analysis. Essays. Reports. Leader boards. Projections. It’s all there in this one. The Bill James Baseball Handbook 2017 is the best of it’s kind and nothing else is close.

    Cy Young Catcher

    Posted by on August 24th, 2016 · Comments (0)

    I am about half way done with this one and have been enjoying it. Very candid and totally unfiltered. If you like listening to ball players talk, you will like it. If you love listening to catcher’s insights, you will love it.

    Cy Young Catcher

    Three New Books Every Yankees Fan Should Read

    Posted by on August 23rd, 2015 · Comments (0)
    • Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story: A Blind Broadcaster’s Story of Overcoming Life’s Greatest Obstacles – published April 21, 2015 – by Ed Lucas
    • The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy – published July 21, 2015 – by Filip Bondy
    • Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius – published April 7, 2015 – by Bill Pennington

    Each one of these is different. But, they are all excellent and I highly recommend reading each one of them.

    The Lucas book is an amazing story.  It’s a book for readers of any age.  Yankees fans born before (say) 1973 probably know about Lucas – thanks to listening to the Scooter talk about him.  But, you have to read this book and learn about his incredible life.  Of course, it’s full of baseball stuff. Phenomenal man. Fascinating journey. Just a wonderful read.

    The Pine Tar Game is flat out fun. It’s more than just the game – it’s backstories galore. Some of those are great trips down memory lane. Others are new to most and super-illuminating. Bondy takes you down a bunch of different roads with this one and each trip as a great story. Great baseball history stuff in this one as well.

    Pennington’s biography of Martin is a much bigger book than the other two reads. But, it’s the real deal. Think Jane Leavy’s “The Last Boy,” or Leigh Montville’s “The Big Bam” or James Hirsch’s book on Willie Mays. Without question, this book will go down in history as THE BOOK on Billy Martin. And, it’s a great one. You will not want to put it down once you start it.

    You can’t go wrong with any of these books. They are the three best baseball books that I have read this year. If you haven’t read any of these yet, check them out. Again, they’re different types of books – compared to each other. But, they’re all great.

    I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back: 30 Games In 30 Days On The Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever

    Posted by on May 9th, 2014 · Comments (1)

    I just finished reading “I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever.”

    It’s the story of two recent college grads who set out on a quest to visit every major league park – and there are 30 of them! – within a span of 30 days..with the condition that they are inside the ballpark for every pitch of the game. This means, they are there for the first pitch and the last pitch – and everything in between, no matter if there is a rain delay, extra innings, or if the game is a blowout.

    At first blush, most diehard baseball fans would say “Dang, that’s so cool. Sounds like a dream come true!” But, it’s really not a dream trip…not even close.

    Considering leaving one ballpark and then driving 16 and a half hours straight, with no stay over, to just make the next ballgame in another state…hoping, all the way, that some traffic nightmare doesn’t mess with your estimated time of arrival. Picture yourself having to drive from Chicago to Florida during the Storm of the Century because you can’t afford to miss the next destination. Imagine yourself being minutes away from one of your final stops, with just minutes to spare, and not being able to get across the street because of a Gay Pride parade closing all pedestrian crossings. There’s a lot of stress in trying to pull something like this trip off…and being successful.

    Yet, this book is also full of good humor and the story of a wonderful friendship between two guys who are far from being alike. It’s cleverly written, nicely paced, and a very nice read (for all baseball fans).

    I was very happy to have read “I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever” – and I highly recommend this book.

    Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball

    Posted by on April 10th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    I just finished reading John Feinstein’s Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball.

    In this book, Feinstein focuses on the stories of eight primary real-life characters (players, managers and an umpire) during the 2012 Triple-A season. And, in doing so, he gives us an incredible window into what life is like just below the major leagues.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Feinstein is a story-teller extraordinaire. And, I highly recommend his latest work.

    Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball is not only one of the best baseball books of 2014, but, I would consider it as one that must be included in any “Essential Baseball Library.”  Any and every baseball fan will find it to be a page-turner that they cannot put down.

    They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

    Posted by on March 15th, 2014 · Comments (1)

    I just finished reading “They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived” by Doug Harvey (with Peter Golenbock).

    Now, I knew about Doug Harvey’s nickname (God). And, I suspect that most who were baseball fans during the 1970’s and 80’s would know about it. Yet…still…when I saw the title of the book, my first thought was “Oh boy…this is going to be an ego trip.”

    And, while Harvey is far from a shrinking violet, I found this to be a very easy to read, enjoyable and entertaining book.

    In addition to sharing information about his hard upbringing and the unconventional way he became a major league (and Hall of Fame) umpire, which was interesting, “They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived” is full of fun dirt…on league officials, other umpires, managers and players.

    I’ve always thought that umpires had the best stories to tell – and this book is a great example on how that can be true.

    It’s an engaging and breezy read. It’s much like just listening to an old-timer rattle on with great stories. If you’re a baseball fan, I highly recommend checking out “They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived.”

    The Most Wonderful Week Of The Year

    Posted by on February 12th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    I just finished reading Roy Berger’s “The Most Wonderful Week of the Year.”

    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to attend one of those fantasy baseball camps, this is the book for you! And, Berger shares his experiences at camps for the Pirates, Tigers and Yankees. So, you get an idea on what it’s like with different teams.

    Granted, this is not Ball Four or Moneyball. But, “The Most Wonderful Week of the Year” is entertaining, insightful and at times very funny.

    This is a quick read. Yet, it’s very enjoyable. In fact, I didn’t want it to end, when I finished it.

    I highly recommend checking out “The Most Wonderful Week of the Year.” If you’re a baseball fan, you will find a lot in this book to make it worth your time.

    HalfLiner Scorebook

    Posted by on August 7th, 2013 · Comments (9)

    This is really cool if you like to score professional games.  But, unless I am missing something, it’s not useful for youth leagues where they often bat more than 9 players in a line-up.

    On The Field Of Play

    Posted by on July 16th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Check out this new blog.

    When you comment there, be sure to say that Steve sent you!

    Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, And Heartbreaking World Of Fantasy Sports From The Guy Who’s Lived It

    Posted by on June 22nd, 2013 · Comments (1)

    For years, I always thought that Sam Walker’s “Fantasyland: A Season on Baseball’s Lunatic Fringe” was the best fantasy sports book ever written. And, I would still say that it’s the best fantasy baseball book ever written.

    But, now, for the claim of best overall fantasy sports book, ever, I have to throw Matthew Berry’s new book, “Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who’s Lived It,” right in there.

    If Berry’s book is not now the best ever, it’s certainly in the team picture.

    Part memoir and part fantasy sports tales anthology, Fantasy Life is a wild and fun ride. If you’re a fantasy sports addict or once was one, you’ll see yourself and your friends from your league in this book.

    For 12 years (from 1989 through 2000) I served as a commissioner (and franchise owner) in what many would consider an intense fantasy baseball league. After a dozen seasons of serving as a fervent rotisserie den mother, I suffered from severe burnout and quit the game, cold turkey, following the 2000 campaign. But, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have great memories from that time…as well as some wacky tales about things that happened and which we (fellow owners) did to each other. And, reading Fantasy Life brought me back to all those good times.

    Some may consider this book to be a little heavy on the fantasy football side. But, that’s a small quibble considering how much I enjoyed Fantasy Life. Again, if you’re into fantasy sports, you owe it to yourself to get this book. And, maybe sure you get a version with the photos. Those are part of the fun.


    Posted by on June 13th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    I saw most of this one tonight on Showtime. It was very well done and recommend watching it.

    John Wooden & Baseball

    Posted by on June 1st, 2013 · Comments (1)

    This is a fun and recommended read.

    Book Review: Craig Carton “Loudmouth”

    Posted by on May 24th, 2013 · Comments (7)

    I just finished reading Craig Carton’s “Loudmouth” (which will be released to the public on June 4th).

    If you don’t know who Craig Carton is, then I supposed you don’t live in the NY/NJ/CT Tri-State area and/or are not into sports. And, for those not aware of Carton, think “What would happen if you mixed Howard Stern with Mad Dog Russo and then sprinkled in a little Morton Downey Jr. and Howard Cosell?”

    And, then, when you finally have that in your head, give the guy ADD, OCD, Tourette’s and the disadvantage of growing up in a dysfunctional family. And, that’s Craig Carton. However, that’s only part of it – because the rest of the story is how Carton became one of the most successful radio personalities currently on the air. And, he’s very funny.

    It’s been said that someone in Craig’s business needs to have “POKE” – meaning they must have “Personality, Opinion, Knowledge and provide Entertainment.” Well, Carton’s got all that – and then some.

    Back to the book, “Loudmouth” is a breezy read. I ripped right through it. That said, it was very interesting to learn how Carton grew up and then built his career. And, it’s a very funny read – full of juicy stories and view-points.

    This is not one for the kids. But, whether you love him, hate him, or don’t know him, if you’re a fan of sports talk radio and wild times, you’ll enjoy reading Craig Carton’s “Loudmouth.”

    Lee Sinins’ Complete Baseball Encyclopedia

    Posted by on May 9th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    The new edition of Lee Sinins’ Complete Baseball Encyclopedia is now available and can be ordered here. Lee’s CD is an incredible research tool which is easy to use and a source of great pleasure, in case you were not aware.

    The American Public’s Perception Of Illegal Steroid Use

    Posted by on May 6th, 2013 · Comments (2)

    Click here to see it.  Use the comments section herein to discuss it.

    Insider Bat

    Posted by on April 30th, 2013 · Comments (0)


    But, for $54? I’d like to see it closer to $39.99, before I gave it a try.

    42 (Review)

    Posted by on April 21st, 2013 · Comments (4)

    I took my 9-year old son to see “42” this afternoon.

    I sincerely enjoyed this movie. It’s a beautiful film. I was surprised to see so many familiar actors in it. And, they all did an excellent job. More so, the entire movie was a pleasure on the eyes. The only semi-beef that I have is that I thought the CGI of the Polo Grounds looked phony. But, for all the other parks, it was very well done and believable.

    If I had to rank “42” in terms of my favorite all-time baseball movies, it probably wouldn’t crack my “Top 5,” but, for sure, it would be in my “Top Ten” and sincerely knocking on the door of the “Top 5.”

    I found the storyline of the movie to be very respectful to actual history. And, it was moving.

    I wish this one was coming out on DVD tomorrow – because I want to see it again, and, soon. Without question, this will be one of those baseball movies that I will repeatedly watch and not grow tired of seeing it.

    One of my all-time favorite players in baseball history is Rickey Henderson. I remember watching Rickey in the late ’80’s playing for the Yankees, leading off second base, and laughing at the pitcher holding him, toying with him, because Henderson knew that he could steal third whenever he wanted and no one was going to stop him. He was an absolute disruptive force on the base-paths.

    For all reports, Jackie Robinson was that same sort of terror on the bases. And, I wish that I could have seen him, live, in his prime. In any event, if watching “42” is the second best alternative, it’s a great deal.  I highly recommend this film.  And, I hope it wins a bunch of Hollywood awards.

    Speed Hitter

    Posted by on April 21st, 2013 · Comments (0)

    I get the point where it could show you where you are casting. But, I am not sure about how it shows you the point of contact. Maybe when you hear the click it tells you that the contact point was a second or so just before that?

    In any event, seems like the Rays are having fun with this one:

    How Many Altuves?

    Posted by on April 8th, 2013 · Comments (0)


    Nailed!: The Improbable Rise And Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra

    Posted by on April 7th, 2013 · Comments (2)

    I just finished reading Christopher Frankie’s Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra.

    This is a fascinating story.

    Most everyone knows about Lenny Dykstra the baseball player. And, many know about his post-playing career run owning car washes and as a stock prognosticator – thanks to a now famous HBO Sports segment on him. And, if you’re paying attention to the news, you may know that he landed himself in a lot of trouble with his actions.

    Nailed is the inside scoop on all this – via Chris Frankie (who worked side-by-side with Lenny Dykstra as editor of The Players Club, Dykstra’s high-end lifestyle and finance magazine).

    Dykstra, to be polite, is a character. His antics, as reported in the book, will have you in amazement. Even more so, it’s astonishing to see how many took his bait and allowed themselves to follow him (getting nothing, but aggravation and financial hardship, in return).

    Seriously, as you read this book, you will find yourself having “WTF!?” moment, after moment, as you learn about how Dykstra acted and conducted his business.

    I truly enjoyed reading Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra. Yes, it may fall more under the category of “Guilty Pleasure” in terms of following along – because it is somewhat of a freak show. But, man, it was some ride. And, I recommend checking this one out.

    Closer: Major League Players Reveal The Inside Pitch On Saving The Game

    Posted by on March 24th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    I recently had a chance to check “Closer: Major League Players Reveal the Inside Pitch on Saving the Game” by Kevin Neary with Leigh A. Tobin.

    Here’s a description of it from the publisher:

    The closer is the ace reliever who specializes in closing out the game without surrendering the lead. Facing a power hitter in the ninth inning with a man on base and no outs takes nerves of steel. The pressure on the mound is intense. It takes a special breed to hold it together in these situations. Legendary manager Tony LaRusso said “Sure, games can get away from you in the seventh and eighth, but those last three outs in the ninth are the toughest.” It wasn’t until the creation of “the save,” the successful maintenance of a lead by a relief pitcher, in 1960 that the position of closer began to rise in prominence. Today, closers are seen as some of the most intense athletes in all of sports. Neary and Tobin explore the unique personalities of major leagues’ most prominent relief pitchers from Bruce Sutter (Cubs, Cardinals, and Braves) to Mariano Rivera (Yankees). Closer is an insider’s look into the role of the closing pitcher, how the position has evolved, and how legends—Trevor Hoffman, Rollie Fingers, Dennis Eckersley, John Smoltz, Rich “Goose” Gossage, Mariano Rivera, Brian Fuentes, and many more—coped with the stress on the mound such as when facing the .340 batter in the bottom of the ninth with only a one run lead.

    Reading through the book, it brought be back to when I was much, much, younger – reading about players in Baseball Digest, during the 1970’s. I could easily see each “capsule” on a particular closer from the book appearing as a feature in Baseball Digest. They were really on par with that style and reading level. (Related, if you have a pre- or early teen that you know who loves baseball, this could be a book that’s great for them.)

    Related, for a review that SB Nation did on the book, click here. And, click here to read what BenchTrading.com “said” about the book.

    Lastly, Neary and Tobin also gave us “Major League Dads” – which I found to be very good.

    Long Shot

    Posted by on March 20th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    To be candid, when I was first approached about reviewing Mike Piazza’s autobiography “Long Shot,” at first blush, my reaction was: Do I really want to read this one?

    But, I gave it a shot – no pun intended – and, was I surprised!

    Piazza pulls no punches with “Long Shot.”  He’s brutally honest about himself – sharing that he was, at times, self-centered, surly, and often angry. Yet, don’t take that to mean that his book is a vent and bitch-fest. It’s also full of some very insightful and entertaining stories.

    It’s amazing how hard Piazza’s father had to fight to get him into a college, then drafted, and later signed. And, once that was done, it became a target on Mike’s back for a long time. It’s also very interesting to see how the relationship between father and son changed over time.

    And, with this book, Piazza addresses everything – including Sam Champion and Murray Chass (although the latter not directly by name).

    Bottom line, “Long Shot” is a “page turner.” It’s one of the better baseball autobiographies that I’ve read in quite a while. Without reservation, I highly recommend this one – and you don’t have to be a Piazza, Mets or Dodgers fan to enjoy it.

    I may have been unsure if I wanted to read Long Shot” when the chance first presented itself to me. But, that changed in hurry as I started to get into the book. And, I am very happy, now, that I had the chance to read it.

    Seamheads.com Ballparks Database

    Posted by on March 20th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Very nice.

    Cooperstown By Math

    Posted by on March 11th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    It’s a clever idea for a site.

    It’s A Stick & A Tube

    Posted by on March 10th, 2013 · Comments (14)

    I saw a commercial for this one when my kids were watching one of their channels.  (I think it was Disney.)

    I understand the concept that a dugout or weighted bat could lead to some bad habits.  But, I’m not sure this is the answer either…


    Posted by on March 8th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    What’s not to like about an 8th grader who loves baseball history and blogs about it?

    Hank Greenberg: The Hero Of Heroes

    Posted by on March 6th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    I have been reading John Rosengren’s new book “Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes” and I am loving it, so far.

    I’m about 20% done with it now and can already share that “Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes” is an excellent read. It’s an amazing story and Rosengren’s book is well researched, educational, entertaining and a very pleasant reading experience. But, this is not shocking to me, since I found John’s attention to detail with respect to his story-telling to be outstanding in “Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid: The Year That Changed Baseball Forever” as well.

    I realize that I am jumping the gun a bit posting this review before I am done with the book. But, I couldn’t wait to get the word out on this one since it was released to the public yesterday. Also, Rosengren will be doing a series of events to promote the book that I wanted to share (before it was too late). Here they are:

    Minneapolis/St. Paul

    •  Magers & Quinn, March 6, 7:00 p.m.
    •  Subtext, March 13, 7:00 p.m.
    •  The Bookcase, March 14, 7:00 p.m.

    Washington, D.C.

    •  DC Jewish Community Center with Aviva Kempner, April 4, 7:30 p.m.

    Los Angeles

    •  LA Times Festival of Books, April 20-21

    New York City

    •  Bergino Baseball Clubhouse with Aviva Kempner, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
    •  Yogi Berra Museum (Montclair, NJ) with Aviva Kempner and Steve Greenberg, April 26, 12 p.m.
    •  The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan with Aviva Kempner, April 26, 6:00 p.m.


    •  National Baseball Hall of Fame, May 18, 1:00 p.m.

    For more information, check out the site for the book.

    Based on what I have read so far, I would say that “Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes” is a must read for the baseball history fan, a highly recommended read for every baseball fan, and a book that you will want to have in your baseball library. And, even if baseball is not your passion, but, you are someone who enjoys reading about American history, you will find enough in this work to make you happy that you’ve read it.

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