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.
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 4 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 8 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 13 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 19 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
The author dissects a game played between the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles played on June 10th, 1982 - this book was originally published in 1985. Read morePublished on June 7, 2011 by JoeV
I just read this book recently (2011). It has some interesting tidbits of information about baseball and a few recognizable player names come up. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Charles Kennedy