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.
The play-by-play analysis of this 1982 game is just one part of this book. I enjoyed even more the stories that helped describe things like the winter meetings, blockbuster trades,... Read morePublished 28 days ago by margo
Excellent Book! In many ways it could be considered a history (given when the game in question was played). Read morePublished 6 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 11 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 15 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 21 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 on February 19, 2013 by Tim Williams