Later today, I’ll be headed out to Rangers Ballpark (or whatever the Texas Rangers are calling their ballpark these days — I lose track) to catch my first live game of the 2013 season.
(Yu Darvish versus Jered Weaver — should be a good one. But I digress…)
The occasion has me thinking about baseball books I’ve really enjoyed. Here’s a short list:
Wait Till Next Year, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s memoir about growing up a baseball fan. When I read it, I felt a real kinship with another woman who grew up obsessed with baseball.
The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach’s terrific novel. I suppose some people wouldn’t consider it a true baseball book, but hey — it’s my list. I make the rules.
Beyond Belief, Josh Hamilton’s autobiography written with Tim Keown. Even though I’m a sports fan, I generally don’t like sports bios, which always seem to have way too much play-by-play. This book, though, does a great job explaining one of the most interesting (and to Ranger fans, maddening) personalities in the game today.
Do you have a favorite baseball book? Tell me about it in the comments.
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- And a few basketball books