I read this book when it was published and reread it in 2011, and it holds up extremely well after nearly 30 years.
It's a great book offering insight into the turbulent and changing time in Major League Baseball and the two organizations that played this game.
It is a great concept for a book, and many aspects are fascinating, but it is sometimes challenging to plow through Okrent's writing style.
Excellent Book! In many ways it could be considered a history (given when the game in question was played). Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Conner
First off, I'm already a fan of Dan Okrent. His style and wit really come out in this book. The man who gave the world Roto-League Baseball does a brilliant job laying down the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Seth Pohorence
The story within the story, absolutely exciting book. An entire season is decided within one game. I highly recommend this to any baseball fanPublished 11 months ago by Jay T. Mckee
If you are a baseball fan or not, you are going to get a lot out of this book. According to several ex major league players I've talked to this is such a factual book you will soak... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bookluvah
The idea of writing a book about a single major league game was brought off nicely by Arnold Hano in "A Day in the Bleacheer."
Hano can write. Read more
"9 Innings" is an eloquent, entertaining, erudite book, marred only by a kind of drive-by criticism of evangelicals. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tim Williams
It is a great concept for a book, and many aspects are fascinating, but it is sometimes challenging to plow through Okrent's writing style. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Mike Harrington
I read this book when it was first published, and I've always felt that reading it recreates the sensation of being at a baseball game, arriving early (in Okrent's case, way early)... Read morePublished on December 4, 2011 by Ohioan