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A really good collection of articles that author Tom Verducci did for Sports Illustrated from to If you are a fan of baseball, you must read this. I compare him to Roger Angell, with this book, it's that good. May 04, Mr. Kim rated it really liked it. A fun collection of Verducci's articles. What's sad is that so much of what was written about seems like fiction due to the cloud of the PED era.
Jan 16, Carl rated it liked it. I am a huge baseball fan, so this book was entertaining.
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It is a lot of short stories about different baseball players in the era when I was growing up. Feb 26, Andre rated it it was amazing.
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Verducci is one of my favorite sports writers and this book of his writing on baseball has many of his best articles from Sports Illustrated. Mike rated it really liked it Apr 04, Meril rated it liked it Jan 22, Devin rated it really liked it Jul 20, Penny Ryder rated it really liked it Feb 22, Brandon Turner rated it really liked it Feb 11, Colton rated it really liked it Jan 10, Sam rated it really liked it Dec 30, Mel Jenkins rated it really liked it Mar 10, Daniel Gunderson rated it it was amazing Sep 25, Cecilia Kalaw rated it really liked it Jul 31, Kyle rated it liked it Dec 30, Joe Desmond rated it really liked it Feb 21, Matthew rated it liked it Jan 20, I also enjoyed the essay on Rickey Henderson as well as the final piece that described the author's 5 day stint in spring training with the Blue Jays truly every fan's dream.
I recommend this collection of essays to those who enjoy Baseball - you will not be disappointed! I am not a fanatic sport fan, more of a "see what's on TV" type. He is, in my opinion, one of the greatest writers for any magazine-sports or otherwise. This is a collection of some of his best stories. I still remember reading most of them when they originally appeared, and many are still as powerful now as they were then. His first story on the effect and prevalence of steroids in baseball was one of the better pieces of investigative reporting ever done by any writer.
Reading it again just made it that much better. Many of Verducci's stories cover the more human side of sports.
That is not to say he is not a great technical sportswriter, or that he doesn't understand and communicate the game of baseball. He does that, but he has a remarkable gift for capturing the human interest sides of stories He can write of a terminally ill, lifelong Boston Red Sox fan who refuses to die until they win the world series.
He relates the quietness and privacy of Sandy Koufax, and the gregariousness of Pedro Martinez. He gives as honest a look at hitters slumps as anyone, and communicates the raw conflict between a pitcher and hitter.
His last story, on his 5-day professional "career" is worth the price of the book all by itself. Even if you are a casual fan, someone who watches 5 games a year, the book is a winner. It would also make a perfect gift for any baseball fan. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. Bill Emblom Top Contributor: Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated has treated us to a wide variety of his best baseball stories from to March of These are a few of the subjects covered in the book, but the one I enjoyed the most was the last chapter when the author spent five days in spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays, and was confronted with the seemingly impossible task of hitting a baseball thrown by a professional player, even a non-roster one.
Television does not do justice to the difficulty of deciding whether or not to swing at a pitch let alone hitting a round ball with a round bat square.
Baseball has been blessed with great writers such as Roger Angell and Roger Kahn. It is comforting to know Tom Verducci is carrying on the tradition. One person found this helpful. Tom Verducci is the best baseball writer on the planet. The older stories are incredibly prescient. The story telling is excellent.
After reading the author's most recent book writen with Joe Torre about his years as Yankee mgr. Very interesting and enjoyable to this life-long baseball fan. If you purchase these books of stories from same source,then,duh,that's what you're gonna get. Stories are a bit dated also. See all 10 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on December 17, Published on January 11, No sport has inspired better writing than baseball, and no one writes baseball better than Tom Verducci.
As Sports Illustrateds lead baseball writer since , Verducci has witnessed the achievements of the games greatest heroes and told their inspiring stories with unmatched passion and sophistication. He has enriched SIs readers with an insiders perspective on the game, No sport has inspired better writing than baseball, and no one writes baseball better than Tom Verducci. He has enriched SIs readers with an insiders perspective on the game, examining subtle shifts in the ever-changing balance between pitchers and hitters, between slumps and streaks, between sacred records and the athletes trying to break them.
Despite his deep affection for baseball, however, Verducci has never shied away from the hard truth about the game: They chronicle the important trends in the game and celebrate baseballs brightest stars and most breathtaking performances.
They are the best work of a writer at the top of his game. Published January 27th by Sports Illustrated Books. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Inside Baseball , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Elizabeth Frick rated it really liked it Apr 19, Andy rated it liked it Nov 25, Colleen Lile rated it really liked it Apr 23, Dale Knepp rated it liked it Feb 15, Chillybill rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Anthony rated it really liked it Jan 03, Greg Moenich rated it really liked it Jul 19, Joe Scalzo rated it really liked it Nov 06, Ashley rated it really liked it Aug 09, Joe Desmond rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Larry rated it really liked it Jan 31,