While Babe Ruth was lauded in newspapers, biographies of the great slugger came after his stardom; here’s one from 1930 – ‘Babe Ruth: The Idol of the American Boy.’
Classic autobiography of the unique manager Casey Stengel shows the joy and pain ghostwriter Harry T. Paxton experienced in writing the project.
The N.Y. Times best-sellers list is something all authors strive to make. A fair number of baseball books have been a part of the list, especially in the last dozen years. Some you’d expect; others will surprise. See how many of them you have read.
The Baseball Reliquary will be presenting an exhibit titled “Baseball by the Books” at the Pasadena Central Library in Pasadena, Calif., throughout the month of July that will feature some fo the most popular books based on the most popular sport.
The latest book on the New York Yankees might be the best. ‘Pinstripe Empire’ by Marty Appel is THE definitive history on the most storied franchise in sports. No stone is left unturned and you are sure to learn something new about the Yankees and Major League Baseball.