The list author says: "There are way too many great baseball books to be able to include them all in ANY list, so I tried to put together a list that, if read by someone who never saw a game in their life, would become a fan instantly, OR, for a younger person looking to gain prospective on the game, this list would be a great starting point. Enjoy!! And READ ON!!"
"Amazing book. We need to understand WHY baseball became a metaphor for social progression, especially as it came to racial integration, and this book goes a long way towards explaining the who, what & why of the Negro Leagues!!"
"Okay, I admit to bias towards my beloved Mets, but this book covers perhaps the best play-off series of all-time (Mets-Astros) as well as one of the top 5 most memorable World Series moments (ball gets by Buckner!!"
"Forget his political commentary (although I am personally a fan), Men at Work is a fantastic look into how hitters hit, pitchers pitch, fielder's field and managers manage, from their standpoints, as told by the baseball-loving Will!!"
"Released in 2010, Bryant's work is now the definitive bio of the legendary Aaron. Henry to his friends/family, Hank to his fans, the TRUE home run hero to me!!! I can't recommend this book highly enough!!!"
"With all of the recent discussion about Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, and the 2010 being the "year of the pitcher", it's easy to forget about perhaps the BEST pitcher of them all,the "Big Train" himself, Walter Johnson."
"The expansion of baseball; the end of Branch Rickey's career; the creation of the NY Mets in the aftermath of the movement west of the Giants & Dodgers, & the attempted creation of a new baseball league- a true page-turner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!"
"Now more famous for what DIDN'T come from this book then what did, it remains a unique look into the inner-workings of the game, focusing on A's GM Billy Beane's unique way of looking at stats that the "traditional" GM hadn't yet placed a high enough value upon."
"You sure were, Buck...and truly deserving of Hall-of-Fame admittance while you were still alive...another blot on the face of baseball that will never be corrected, but still you kept your smile and your dignity and this made Buck the best ambassador the game has ever/will ever know!!"
"If you were attempting to learn about the business side of the game of baseball, no book could offer the in-depth account that "Lords of the Realm" does. Timeless, thoughtfully written and extremely compelling, I re-read it every 2 years or so just to remind myself that this game of ours is a business, too...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"
"Completely deserving of being listed as one of the most popular/important books of the past century, and remains THE definitive book on the game of baseball. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***** - DEFINITIVE WORK!!!"