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PaleHoseGeorge
09-02-2002, 11:37 PM
You asked for it--you got it!

Here is a list of baseball books you may be interested in checking out from the library (or reading with some Starbucks at the bookstore). These have been referenced quite a few times over the past several weeks here in the Sox Clubhouse. Rest assured the Cubune's Phil Rogers hasn't read any of them--or he has a zero reading comprehension level to write the bull**** he has the past few months.

You know you're smarter than the average sportswriter. Read these books, and you definitely will be. No joke.

If this is popular, I'll expand the list with other sections and titles.

Enjoy!

WSI Bookshelf (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=3&id=1873)

Tavarin
09-02-2002, 11:44 PM
It is a great start, keep it going!

Dadawg_77
09-03-2002, 12:02 AM
What I would love to see is Baseball - Fictional Lit section.

MarkEdward
09-03-2002, 12:14 AM
Whither "Glory of Their Times" and "Eight Men Out?"

Anywho, great idea!

Lip Man 1
09-03-2002, 02:41 AM
*Veeck As In Wreck- Bill Veeck

*The Hustler's Handbook-Bill Veeck

*Minnie And The Mick:
The Go Go Sox Challenge the Fabled Yankee Dynasty
1951 to 1964-Bob Vanderberg

*Summer Of '59
The Year The World Series Came To Chicago-Bob Vanderberg

*Who's On 3rd? The Chicago White Sox Story-Rich Lindberg

*The White Sox Encyclopedia-Rich Lindberg

*Stealing First In A Two Team Town : The Sox From Comiskey To
Reinsdorf-Rich Lindberg

*Through Hope And Despair-Dan Helpingstein

*The Long Season-Jim Brosnan

*Safe By A Mile-Charlie Metro

*Home And Away: The 1985 White Sox Season-Mike Kiley

*Miracle On 35th Street:
Winnin' Ugly With The 1983 White Sox-Bob Logan

*This Date In Chicago White Sox History-Art & Schmitt

*The White Sox: A Pictorial History-Richard Whittingham

*Crash-Dick Allen

*The Boys Of Summer-Roger Kahn

*Summer Of 41- David Halberstam

*Eight Men Out-Eliot Asimof

*Nice Guys Finish Last-Leo Durocher

*How Life Imitates The World Series-Thomas Boswell

*Why Time Begins On Opening Day-Thomas Boswell

*Comeback-Dave Dravecky

*Baseball Uniforms Of The 20th Century-Marc Okkonnen

*Catcher In The Wry-Bob Uecker

*Number 1-Billy Martin

*The Bronx Zoo-Phil Pepi(?)

PaleHoseGeorge
09-03-2002, 07:29 AM
We'll definitely need to add a section for White Sox books. That one will be very extensive. :D:

kermittheefrog
09-03-2002, 12:32 PM
How about a stathead section for those who sometimes wonder what the hell I'm talking about?

sox_fan_forever
09-03-2002, 05:34 PM
I'm excited about this. I am definitely going to check out some of those books. (Of course now that school has started I might not be able to do that right away but I will make time...)

:smile:

MarkEdward
09-03-2002, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by kermittheefrog
How about a stathead section for those who sometimes wonder what the hell I'm talking about?


How many "stathead" books are there, though? Let's see: Baseball Prospectus, Bill James' Historical Abstracts (all of James' books actually), The Diamond Appraised, and...?

FarmerAndy
09-03-2002, 06:18 PM
Men at Work by George Will is a great read.

Cheryl
09-03-2002, 06:50 PM
George, want me to work on a fiction section?

PaleHoseGeorge
09-03-2002, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by Cheryl
George, want me to work on a fiction section?

Our unofficial WSI librarian has an important role to play! I'm not ready for the baseball fiction section just yet. Can I get back to you? :smile:

TornLabrum
09-03-2002, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
Our unofficial WSI librarian has an important role to play! I'm not ready for the baseball fiction section just yet. Can I get back to you? :smile:

Any fiction section must include "The Natural" which is far better than the movie. No tacked on happy ending.

kermittheefrog
09-04-2002, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by MarkEdward
How many "stathead" books are there, though? Let's see: Baseball Prospectus, Bill James' Historical Abstracts (all of James' books actually), The Diamond Appraised, and...?

Trust me bud, there are a lot. They keep my brain workin overtime.

ihatethecubs
09-04-2002, 03:41 AM
"Ball Four" and "Veeck As In Wreck" are the 2 greatest books ever.

Cheryl
09-04-2002, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
Our unofficial WSI librarian has an important role to play! I'm not ready for the baseball fiction section just yet. Can I get back to you? :smile:

Good! 'Cause I don't really have time this week.

hold2dibber
09-04-2002, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
You asked for it--you got it!

Here is a list of baseball books you may be interested in checking out from the library (or reading with some Starbucks at the bookstore). These have been referenced quite a few times over the past several weeks here in the Sox Clubhouse. Rest assured the Cubune's Phil Rogers hasn't read any of them--or he has a zero reading comprehension level to write the bull**** he has the past few months.

You know you're smarter than the average sportswriter. Read these books, and you definitely will be. No joke.

If this is popular, I'll expand the list with other sections and titles.

Enjoy!

WSI Bookshelf (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=3&id=1873)

Thanks very much for this, PHG - very helpful.