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Baby Fisk
11-07-2005, 01:51 PM
A veritable cornucopia of Sox-related books will be published in Spring 2006. This is above and beyond the volumes that will likely be published on the subject of the 2005 World Series (if anyone knows of any WS books in the works (not just the comemorative publications) please mention them!).

South Side Hitmen: The Story of the 1977 Chicago White Sox - by Dan Helpingstine (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0738539899/ref=ord_cart_shr/002-5093512-1043242?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance)

When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 - by Bernard A. Weisberger (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060592273/ref=ord_cart_shr/002-5093512-1043242?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance)

Burying the Black Sox: How Baseball's Cover-Up of the 1919 World Series Fix Almost Succeeded - by Gene Carney (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1574889729/ref=ord_cart_shr/002-5093512-1043242?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance)

Red Legs and Black Sox: Edd Roush and the Untold Story of the 1919 World Series - by Susan Dellinger (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1578602297/ref=ord_cart_shr/002-5093512-1043242?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance)

CHIsoxNation
11-07-2005, 02:09 PM
I can't wait. I've actually been looking around for books about the Sox to buy for people for Christmas. I've only been to two book stores and was only able to find the book written by Kittle. Anyone know of any place that might have some different books in stock or is my best bet the internet?

I can't even find; "Say it ain't so, Joe".

Baby Fisk
11-07-2005, 02:17 PM
I can't wait. I've actually been looking around for books about the Sox to buy for people for Christmas. I've only been to two book stores and was only able to find the book written by Kittle. Anyone know of any place that might have some different books in stock or is my best bet the internet?

I can't even find; "Say it ain't so, Joe".
Diligence pays off. My usual sources are:

- amazon.com
- eBay
- abebooks.com

Through the magic of the internet, I've compiled the following collection and recommend all of these books to Sox fans:


Team Histories

Through Hope and Despair: A Fan's Memories of the Chicago White Sox, 1967-1997 - Dan Helpingstine, 2001.

Chicago White Sox: 1959 and Beyond - Dan Helpingstine, 2004.

Baseball, Chicago Style: A Tale of Two Teams, One City - Jerome Holtzman and George Vass, 2001.

Stealing First in a Two-Team Town: The White Sox From Comiskey to Reinsdorf - Richard Lindberg, 1994.

The White Sox Encyclopedia - Richard C. Lindberg, 1997.

The White Sox Fan's Little Book of Wisdom - Paul Whitfield, 2004.


World Championships Era (1906, 1917)

The 1917 White Sox: Their World Championship Season - Warren N. Wilbert and William C. Hageman, 2004.


Black Sox Era (1919-1920)

Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series - Eliot Asinof, 1963.

The 1919 World Series: What Really Happened? - William A. Cook, 2001.

Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball - Harry Frommer, 1992.

Say it Ain't So, Joe! - Donald Gropman, 1979.

Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal - Daniel A. Nathan, 2003.


Go-Go Sox Era (1950s-1960s)

The Go-Go Chicago White Sox - David Condon, 1960.

'59 Summer of the Sox: The Year the World Series Came to Chicago - Bob Vanderburg, 1999.

Minnie and the Mick: The Go-Go White Sox Challenge the Fabled Yankee Dynasty, 1951 to 1964 - Bob Vanderburg, 1996.


Winning Ugly Era (1983-1984)

Ron Kittle's Tales From the White Sox Dugout - Ron Kittle, 2005.

Miracle on 35th Street: Winnin' Ugly With the 1983 White Sox - Bob Logan, 1984.


Biographies

Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen - Dick Allen and Tim Whittaker, 1989.

"Commy": The Life Story of Charles A. Comiskey - Gustav Axelson, 1919.

Shoeless Summer: The Summer of 1923, When Shoeless Joe Jackson Played Baseball in Americus, Georgia - John Bell, 2001.

Bill Veeck: A Baseball Legend - Gerald Eskanazi, 1988.

Just Call Me Minnie: My Six Decades in Baseball - Minnie Minoso and Herb Fagan, 1994.

The Ginger Kid: The Buck Weaver Story - Irving M. Stein, 1992.

Veeck as in Wreck - Bill Veeck and Ed Linn, 1965.


Fiction (about or includes the Sox)

Blue Ruin: A Novel of the 1919 World Series - Brendan Boyd, 1991.

You Know Me Al - Ring Lardner, 1914.

A Pennant for the Kremlin - Paul Molloy, 1964.

Shoeless Joe - W.P. Kinsella, 1982.

Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago - Peter M. Rutkoff, 2001.

CHIsoxNation
11-07-2005, 02:24 PM
Wow, thanks a lot! I knew there were a bunch out there. I was doing some early Christmas shopping this weekend and was hitting up every book store that I crossed and couldn't find much of anything. Looks like I'll be spending some time on amazon and eBay this week.

Dick Allen
11-07-2005, 03:22 PM
Come next spring, the Cub books will probably still outnumber the Sox books 10-1.:angry:

credefan24
11-07-2005, 03:32 PM
Come next spring, the Cub books will probably still outnumber the Sox books 10-1.:angry:

Dick, don't worry. We still lead in the only category that counts.
World Series Rings
Sox 1
Other team 0

johnr1note
11-07-2005, 03:52 PM
Great list, Babyfisk, but you did leave off one of my favorites, "Who's on Third? The Chicago White Sox Story" by Richard Lindberg, published in 1984. Its a general history of the Sox.

Baby Fisk
11-07-2005, 03:54 PM
Great list, Babyfisk, but you did leave off one of my favorites, "Who's on Third? The Chicago White Sox Story" by Richard Lindberg, published in 1984. Its a general history of the Sox.
Thank you! :cheers:

mike squires
11-08-2005, 12:00 AM
Hawk has a book out somewhere. While at Soxfest a few years back I had him sign a picture of him in the back of my Jim Bouton Ball Four book. While he was signing it I asked him when his book was coming out. He said he already had one and if he wrote another, he'd have to find someone to read it. I've never seen it.

Trav
11-08-2005, 10:40 AM
Anyone know when the new White Sox Encyclopedia is coming out? Sorry if it has been adressed.

Baby Fisk
11-08-2005, 10:58 AM
Anyone know when the new White Sox Encyclopedia is coming out? Sorry if it has been adressed.
Some discussion of the Encyclopedia is in this thread. (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=54322&highlight=encyclopedia)

In regards to the updating of the White Sox Encyclopedia, this is what Rich has to say:

"As soon as Temple University Press says go ahead, I will proceed. Hopefully that will be in the Fall."

Lip

Trav
11-08-2005, 11:06 AM
Thanks. I was wanting to buy the one published in 1997 but I guess I am going to hold off until the new one comes out.

TDog
11-08-2005, 11:50 AM
Baby Fisk, you also left off one of my favorite novels -- and I have high standards -- "Hoopla" by Harry Stein. It tells the story of the 1919 World Series from first-person narration of a fictitious sportswriter and Buck Weaver and puts the series in the context of a lawless decade. It's out of print, but used copies are available through Amazon.com. My author-autographed copy is on a shelf next to my author-autographed copy of Michael Palin's novel.

Funny how so much of the baseball literature coming out relates to stuff discussed at WSI of late. Even the '64 Phillies-collapse book focuses on a certain Richard Anthony Allen.

Wayne
11-08-2005, 09:53 PM
I would love to see a book about the Sox of the past like I have seen of that other team. I'm new to WSI, but I have really enjoyed reading Liptak's interviews with Sox of the past, especially guys I watched growing up:Peters, Horlen, Ward, Wood, and Herrman. I'd buy the book if that was out there.

Baby Fisk
11-08-2005, 10:20 PM
Baby Fisk, you also left off one of my favorite novels -- and I have high standards -- "Hoopla" by Harry Stein. It tells the story of the 1919 World Series from first-person narration of a fictitious sportswriter and Buck Weaver and puts the series in the context of a lawless decade. It's out of print, but used copies are available through Amazon.com.
Thank you! :cheers:

Sox-on-TV44
11-15-2005, 10:40 AM
The 1977 South Side Hitmen book will see the light of day!!!!!!!

bahn1225
11-15-2005, 07:33 PM
Richard Roeper, life-long SOX fan and Sun-Times columnist has stated he will put out a book
about this season but didn't want it to be "one of those slapped together for a quick buck books."

Baby Fisk
11-16-2005, 08:08 AM
Richard Roeper, life-long SOX fan and Sun-Times columnist has stated he will put out a book
about this season but didn't want it to be "one of those slapped together for a quick buck books."
Excellent! Thanks for the news. I hope several books about 2005 get published. At this point, somebody out there should be contemplating an Ozzie biography.

Buddy_Bradford
11-16-2005, 11:10 AM
Thanks Baby Fisk. I have added some additional titles I have researched and from my collection in your format. Enjoy -

White Sox Team Histories

Baseball, Chicago Style: A Tale of Two Teams, One City - Jerome Holtzman and George Vass, 2001.

Chicago White Sox: 1959 and Beyond - Dan Helpingstine, 2004.



Sox- From Lane and Fain to Zisk and Fisk – Bob Vanderberg, 1982, 1984.



Sox: The Complete Record of Chicago White Sox Baseball - Richard Lindberg, 1984.


Stealing First in a Two-Team Town: The White Sox From Comiskey to Reinsdorf - Richard Lindberg, 1994.



Stuck On The Sox – Rich Lindberg, 1978.



The Chicago White Sox – Warren Brown, 1952.



The New Chicago White Sox – Arch Ward, 1951.

The White Sox Encyclopedia - Richard C. Lindberg, 1997.

The White Sox Fan's Little Book of Wisdom - Paul Whitfield, 2004.



Through Hope and Despair: A Fan's Memories of the Chicago White Sox, 1967-1997 - Dan Helpingstine, 2001.



Topps Baseball Cards White Sox – Bill Shannon, 1989.



White Sox: The Illustrated History – Richard Whittingham, 1982, 1983, 1997.



Who’s On Third? – Rich Lindberg, 1983.




Dead Ball & World Championships Era (1906, 1917)



The 1917 White Sox: Their World Championship Season - Warren N. Wilbert and William C. Hageman, 2004.


Black Sox Era (1919-1920)



Bleeding Between The Lines – Eliot Asinof, 1979.



Burying the Black Sox Scandal: How Baseball’s Cover Up of the 1919 World Series Fix Almost Worked – Gene Carney, 2006.



Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series - Eliot Asinof, 1963, 1987.

1919: The Year Our World Began – William Klingaman, 1987.



Red Legs and Black Sox: Ed Roush and The Untold Story of the 1919 World Series – Susan Dellinger, 2006.



Say It Ain't So, Joe! The Story of Shoeless Joe Jackson - Donald Gropman, 1979, 1992, 2001.

Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal - Daniel A. Nathan, 2003.



Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball - Harry Frommer, 1992.



Shoeless Joe Jackson – Jack Kavanaugh, 1995.



Shoeless: The Life and Times of Joe Jackson – David L. Fleitz, 2001.



The Fix Is In – Daniel E. Ginsburg, 1995.



The Great Baseball Mystery – Victor Lohrs, 1966.



The 1919 World Series: What Really Happened? - William A. Cook, 2001.



Go-Go Sox Era (1950s-1960s)

'59 Summer of the Sox: The Year the World Series Came to Chicago - Bob Vanderburg, 1999.



1959: The Year That Was – Donald Honig, 1989.


Minnie and the Mick: The Go-Go White Sox Challenge the Fabled Yankee Dynasty, 1951 to 1964 - Bob Vanderburg, 1996.



Strength Down The Middle: The Story of the 1959 Chicago White Sox – Larry Kalas, 1999.



The Go-Go Chicago White Sox - David Condon, 1960.





South Side Hit Men Era (1977)



South Side Hitmen: The Story of the 1977 Chicago White Sox – Daniel Helpingstein, 2005.



Winning Ugly Era (1983-1984)

Miracle on 35th Street: Winnin' Ugly With the 1983 White Sox - Bob Logan, 1984.



Ron Kittle's Tales From the White Sox Dugout - Ron Kittle, 2005.



Biographies

After The Black Sox: The Swede Risberg Story – Alan Muchlinski, 2005.



Al Lopez: The Life of Baseball’s El Senor – Wes Singletary, 1999.



Bill Veeck: A Baseball Legend - Gerald Eskanazi, 1988.

"Commy": The Life Story of Charles A. Comiskey - Gustav Axelson, 1919, 2003.



Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen - Dick Allen and Tim Whittaker, 1989.



Harry Hooper: An American Baseball Life – Paul J. Zingg, 2004.



Just Call Me Minnie: My Six Decades in Baseball - Minnie Minoso and Herb Fagan, 1994.



Little Nel- The Nellie Fox Story: An Up Close and Personal Look At Baseball’s “Mighty Mite” – David Gough and Jim Bard, 2000.



My Baseball Diary – James T. Farrell, 1957, 1998.


Shoeless Summer: The Summer of 1923, When Shoeless Joe Jackson Played Baseball in Americus, Georgia - John Bell, 2001.



Sports Stars: Carlton Fisk, the Catcher Who Changed Sox – Ray Buck, 1982.

The Ginger Kid: The Buck Weaver Story - Irving M. Stein, 1992.



The Hustler’s Handbook – Bill Veeck and Ed Linn, 1962, 1989.

Veeck as in Wreck - Bill Veeck and Ed Linn, 1965, 1989.


Fiction (about or includes the White Sox)

Blue Ruin: A Novel of the 1919 World Series - Brendan Boyd, 1991.

You Know Me Al - Ring Lardner, 1914.

A Pennant for the Kremlin - Paul Molloy, 1964.

Shoeless Joe - W.P. Kinsella, 1982.

Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago - Peter M. Rutkoff, 2001.





Old Comiskey Park



Comiskey Park – Irwin J. Cohen, 2004.



Lost Ballparks – Lawrence S. Ritter, 1992.



Park Life- The Summer of 1977 At Comiskey Park – Peter Elliot, 2001.


Storied Stadiums: Baseball’s History Through It’s Ballparks – Curt Smith, 2001.

Baby Fisk
11-16-2005, 11:18 AM
Thanks Baby Fisk. I have added some additional titles I have researched and from my collection in your format. Enjoy -
:mg: :thumbsup: WOW!
Massive thanks, BB. My collection is suddenly not even half-complete.

Buddy_Bradford
11-16-2005, 12:37 PM
Oops! Here's a few more that missed the first list...

White Sox Team Histories



White Sox Glory: For the Love of Nellie, Shoeless Joe, and Konerko – Alan Ross, 2006.



Dead Ball & World Championships Era (1906, 1917)



History of World's Tour: Chicago White Sox, New York Giants - Timothy Paul Sullivan, 1914.



The Tour to End All Tours- The Story of Major League Baseball's 1913–1914 World Tour - James E. Elfers, 2003.



When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 - Bernard A. Weisberger, 2006.

tacosalbarojas
11-16-2005, 12:40 PM
Thanks Baby Fisk. I have added some additional titles I have researched and from my collection in your format. Enjoy -

White Sox Team Histories

Baseball, Chicago Style: A Tale of Two Teams, One City - Jerome Holtzman and George Vass, 2001.

Chicago White Sox: 1959 and Beyond - Dan Helpingstine, 2004.



Sox- From Lane and Fain to Zisk and Fisk – Bob Vanderberg, 1982, 1984.



Sox: The Complete Record of Chicago White Sox Baseball - Richard Lindberg, 1984.


Stealing First in a Two-Team Town: The White Sox From Comiskey to Reinsdorf - Richard Lindberg, 1994.



Stuck On The Sox – Rich Lindberg, 1978.



The Chicago White Sox – Warren Brown, 1952.



The New Chicago White Sox – Arch Ward, 1951.

The White Sox Encyclopedia - Richard C. Lindberg, 1997.

The White Sox Fan's Little Book of Wisdom - Paul Whitfield, 2004.



Through Hope and Despair: A Fan's Memories of the Chicago White Sox, 1967-1997 - Dan Helpingstine, 2001.



Topps Baseball Cards White Sox – Bill Shannon, 1989.



White Sox: The Illustrated History – Richard Whittingham, 1982, 1983, 1997.



Who’s On Third? – Rich Lindberg, 1983.




Dead Ball & World Championships Era (1906, 1917)



The 1917 White Sox: Their World Championship Season - Warren N. Wilbert and William C. Hageman, 2004.


Black Sox Era (1919-1920)



Bleeding Between The Lines – Eliot Asinof, 1979.



Burying the Black Sox Scandal: How Baseball’s Cover Up of the 1919 World Series Fix Almost Worked – Gene Carney, 2006.



Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series - Eliot Asinof, 1963, 1987.

1919: The Year Our World Began – William Klingaman, 1987.



Red Legs and Black Sox: Ed Roush and The Untold Story of the 1919 World Series – Susan Dellinger, 2006.



Say It Ain't So, Joe! The Story of Shoeless Joe Jackson - Donald Gropman, 1979, 1992, 2001.

Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal - Daniel A. Nathan, 2003.



Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball - Harry Frommer, 1992.



Shoeless Joe Jackson – Jack Kavanaugh, 1995.



Shoeless: The Life and Times of Joe Jackson – David L. Fleitz, 2001.



The Fix Is In – Daniel E. Ginsburg, 1995.



The Great Baseball Mystery – Victor Lohrs, 1966.



The 1919 World Series: What Really Happened? - William A. Cook, 2001.



Go-Go Sox Era (1950s-1960s)

'59 Summer of the Sox: The Year the World Series Came to Chicago - Bob Vanderburg, 1999.



1959: The Year That Was – Donald Honig, 1989.


Minnie and the Mick: The Go-Go White Sox Challenge the Fabled Yankee Dynasty, 1951 to 1964 - Bob Vanderburg, 1996.



Strength Down The Middle: The Story of the 1959 Chicago White Sox – Larry Kalas, 1999.



The Go-Go Chicago White Sox - David Condon, 1960.





South Side Hit Men Era (1977)



South Side Hitmen: The Story of the 1977 Chicago White Sox – Daniel Helpingstein, 2005.



Winning Ugly Era (1983-1984)

Miracle on 35th Street: Winnin' Ugly With the 1983 White Sox - Bob Logan, 1984.



Ron Kittle's Tales From the White Sox Dugout - Ron Kittle, 2005.



Biographies

After The Black Sox: The Swede Risberg Story – Alan Muchlinski, 2005.



Al Lopez: The Life of Baseball’s El Senor – Wes Singletary, 1999.



Bill Veeck: A Baseball Legend - Gerald Eskanazi, 1988.

"Commy": The Life Story of Charles A. Comiskey - Gustav Axelson, 1919, 2003.



Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen - Dick Allen and Tim Whittaker, 1989.



Harry Hooper: An American Baseball Life – Paul J. Zingg, 2004.



Just Call Me Minnie: My Six Decades in Baseball - Minnie Minoso and Herb Fagan, 1994.



Little Nel- The Nellie Fox Story: An Up Close and Personal Look At Baseball’s “Mighty Mite” – David Gough and Jim Bard, 2000.



My Baseball Diary – James T. Farrell, 1957, 1998.


Shoeless Summer: The Summer of 1923, When Shoeless Joe Jackson Played Baseball in Americus, Georgia - John Bell, 2001.



Sports Stars: Carlton Fisk, the Catcher Who Changed Sox – Ray Buck, 1982.

The Ginger Kid: The Buck Weaver Story - Irving M. Stein, 1992.



The Hustler’s Handbook – Bill Veeck and Ed Linn, 1962, 1989.

Veeck as in Wreck - Bill Veeck and Ed Linn, 1965, 1989.


Fiction (about or includes the White Sox)

Blue Ruin: A Novel of the 1919 World Series - Brendan Boyd, 1991.

You Know Me Al - Ring Lardner, 1914.

A Pennant for the Kremlin - Paul Molloy, 1964.

Shoeless Joe - W.P. Kinsella, 1982.

Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago - Peter M. Rutkoff, 2001.





Old Comiskey Park



Comiskey Park – Irwin J. Cohen, 2004.



Lost Ballparks – Lawrence S. Ritter, 1992.



Park Life- The Summer of 1977 At Comiskey Park – Peter Elliot, 2001.


Storied Stadiums: Baseball’s History Through It’s Ballparks – Curt Smith, 2001.Park Life is outstanding - incredible pictures, and a great look at how people dressed and lived at the park in '77. Stuck on the Sox is a little pocket book, good for anytime you need a quick pass time read. It is out-of-print, but if you get a hold of Lindberg he will send you a copy through the mail.

I definitely urge folks to get Farrell's "My Baseball Diary". For those who don't know, Farrell was a highly respected Chicago author (best known for his "Studs Lonigan" masterpiece) who grew up a SOX fan in the early part of the 20th century. The Diary includes a compendium of short stories by Farrell, the most relevant of which right now is his re-telling of the first World Series game he ever attended in 1917. For those of those lucky enough to be at game 1 or game 2, it is a great read to compare and contrast with our own "First World Series Game". Get this if you can.

Baby Fisk
11-16-2005, 12:44 PM
The World Championships Era will now have to be broken down into:

1906 World Championship Season
1917 World Championship Season
2005 World Championship Season


When did the "dead ball" era officially end? There's a certain year when baseballs were livened up -- which year was that?

tacosalbarojas
11-16-2005, 12:48 PM
The World Championships Era will now have to be broken down into:

1906 World Championship Season
1917 World Championship Season
2005 World Championship Season


When did the "dead ball" era officially end? There's a certain year when baseballs were livened up -- which year was that?1920 was the year they wound it up tight, Babyfisk, that's the year Ruth hit 54 and then went on his roaring 20s tear, followed then by Gehrig, Foxx, and all the rest.

Buddy_Bradford
11-16-2005, 12:49 PM
Baby Fisk, the Dead Ball Era is most referenced up to and including 1919. There were changes to mound height and the ball that occurred throughout the "teens", but 1920 is generally recognized as the beginning of the "live ball era"- I think a check of batting averages for 1920 should verify this.

Trav
11-17-2005, 06:05 AM
I found a book called The Ballpark Palace: The Last year of Comiskey Park at a local bookstore here in VA.


Has anyone heard of it?

Sox&Springsteen
11-17-2005, 06:55 AM
I found a book called The Ballpark Palace: The Last year of Comiskey Park at a local bookstore here in VA.


Has anyone heard of it?

I would like to see that book. I can't find it on Amazon. Could you give us more details about the publisher, author, etc.

MeteorsSox4367
11-17-2005, 09:34 AM
I believe the author of that book is Douglas Bukowski and it has a green cover. It might be out of print because I think it was released around 1991 or so. If you can find it, it's well worth picking up. It has a lot of good stuff about the old Comiskey.

Trav
11-17-2005, 09:43 AM
I would like to see that book. I can't find it on Amazon. Could you give us more details about the publisher, author, etc.

I will try to remember to bring it to work tomorrow and give you the information. I can't tell you the author off the top of my head but it does have a green cover, not that it helps you all that much.

clogoodie
11-17-2005, 10:18 AM
I would like to see that book. I can't find it on Amazon. Could you give us more details about the publisher, author, etc.
I think I found an Amazon link for that one:

Baseball Palace of the World: The Last Year of Comiskey Park - Douglas Bukowski
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0925065455/104-8718901-0587165?v=glance&n=283155


Also, I didn't see this fairly nice book mentioned above:

Goodbye Old Friend: A Pictorial Essay on the Final Season at Old Comiskey Park - Frank Budreck

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963020404/104-8718901-0587165?v=glance&n=283155&n=507846&s=books&v=glance
http://cgi.ebay.com/Comiskey-Park-Baseball-White-Sox-Book-Gift-Collectors_W0QQitemZ4589639758QQcategoryZ378QQssPa geNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

RadioheadRocks
11-17-2005, 02:03 PM
Here's another excellent book that's super-hard to find nowadays but well worth it if you can get it (I bought mine when it came out):

HOME AND AWAY: The 1985 Chicago White Sox by Mike Kiley (Bonus Books, 1985).

I know there's not a lot of pleasant sentiment here at WSI regarding Kiley, but he was the White Sox beat writer for the Tribune in 1985 and this is a really good day-by-day account of his coverage of the Sox that year. Good, bad, ugly... it's all there.


Also worth mentioning is EXTRA INNINGS, MY LIFE IN BASEBALL, by Minnie Minoso (more or less the same as his JUST CALL ME MINNIE, but came out several years earlier via a different, smaller publisher).