Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Some books on baseball.

If you're bored or looking for something to read this summer and would like some real writing about baseball, pick up "You know me, Al" by Ring Lardner or his great short story "Alibi Ike." You should also take a look at any of Mark Harris' four baseball novels, "The Southpaw," "A Ticket for a Seamstitch," "Bang the Drum Slowly," or "It Looked Like Forever." The last is best for us old-timers. It's the story of a once dominant pitcher at 40--looking to hold on for one more season. It's beautiful.

1 comment:

Graham Strong said...

"Home Game" by Paul Quarrington, one of my favourite authors. He passed away a couple of months ago way too soon.

It's a little quirky and a lot hard to get in the US, but worth the search.