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If you love baseball, you will love this book.
I do believe the reader would have been better served by having the editor remind Breslin that it was not a newspaper column he was writing, but a book of facts.
The recipient will be here tomorrow, so until then I do not know how it is, but assume as book it will be just fine.
Jimmy Breslin has written a short, rather pithy biography of Branch Rickey. It's sort of a wikipedia of Ricky bios. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert A. Byrne
This story has been told many times but nobody tells it like Jimmy Breslin. A down and dirty antidote to the sanitized movie 42. A few hours of pure pleasure.Published 4 months ago by michael weiss
I bought this book for my son to help him remember what the game is about. Hope he enjoys it.Published 6 months ago by Tom Prosapio
I knew little about the story behind Jackie Robinson's braking the color barrier in MLB. I saw the film "49" and wondered how accurate it was in the portrayal of Branch... Read morePublished 7 months ago by John Nitardy
I know why Jackie Robinson did what he did but wondered about Branch Ricky's motives. Good, informative read that answered that question.Published 11 months ago by marz
A good read about one of the most important and innovative figures in baseball history, but one who deserves a more comprehensive and scholarly treatment. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Hotspur
This is a very short book. The author gives us a good overview of what Branch Rickey was all about. At the same time, his attention wanders. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gail Erb
Very simplistic. Written WAY after the facts were created. Sophomoric. Written long after Breslin stopped writing like Breslin. All that I thought it would be... it wasn't.Published 12 months ago by Don Siebert
I found this book to read like an article in the sport pages - although substantially longer. If you're a fan of baseball history, you'll grasp more of the details and tangential... Read morePublished 13 months ago by J Burnett