|From top left: 1954 Mutual Baseball Almanac, 1949 Bill Stern's Favorite Baseball stories, 1967 Major League Baseball Preview, Donald Davidson's Caught Short|
The four books above I love because they are from a different era, The Mutual Baseball Almanac I picked up a few weeks ago for fifty cents and I love it. It has everything player records (most say in military service somewhere), managers, how to run a club and a schematic from every ballpark that they played in that year. The 1967 Major League Preview is cool because it has a chapter about Baseball in 1970, which includes divisional play, interleague play and wild cards. The thing is that some of these things did not happen into well into the 90's.
|The Giants Hall of Fame Announcer and his 1963 Autobiography|
This is one that I came about by accident. I guess I was looking for something to read and picked it up. I love the personal touches that Shropshire gives the book. Besides, looking at a bad ball club it brings the 70's into view. It just a great read about how baseball used to be before free agency and the some of the characters that can not exist in today's world.
I know that I left some out, but these are the books about baseball I really enjoy. I hope that everybody has read these, if not take a spin on these books.