"5 stars. Great book about Lou Gehrig the greatest first baseman of all time! Shy around women. Develops into a power hitter with a great average. the exact opposite of his teammate Babe Ruth the flamboyant,womanizing, drinking ,loud, boastful Yankee superstar. Lou Gehrig a Gentleman on and off the field.Loving husband to his wife Eleanor. Died a muscular/nervous system ALS death."
"4 1/3 stars. Brooklyn and Los Angeles pitcher. 1955 "Bonus baby". Hall of Fame. Only pitched 12 years, damaged arm. Many strikeouts, lots of no hitters, a perfect game, 4 World Series wins. For 6 years the best pitcher in baseball. INMO one of the top ten pitchers of all time."
"5 stars plus. Joe Namath's life, friends, associates, Alabama, NY Jets and Super Bowl 3, Los Angeles Rams, business deals,product endorsements, movie acting, Joe Namath Show, Monday night football. Hundreds of beautiful woman, boozing, pot smoking and more. Settling down and marrying. Divorce. Joe loving his two girls more than life itself. Way more than a sports biography."
"4 1.3 stars. Very good book about Ted Williams (HOF), and Red Sox teammates Bobby Doerr (HOF), Dom Dimaggio, Johnny Pesky. Also ultra fan Flavin and more. lots of baseball stories and stats. More important is the true friendship shown by these teammates and the need each had for one another."
"4 3/4 stars. Roger Maris, family, teammates and more 61 home runs in 61 breaks Ruth's single season record.The M&M boys battled. Roger 2 time MVP. On winning World Series teams both in the American and National league. Great defensive outfielder with great arm and fast! Super family man with great wife Pat and six kids. Bad press relations helped keep him out of Cooperstown HOF."
"5stars Great ball player, his family, friends, teammates and other teams. Off field antics,womanising, drinking and more. His injuries and baseball HOF greatness. The greatest switch hitter of all time.Multiply MVP winner, record World series homers and more.The ultimate stupid drinking party goer. His fight against alcoholism. His many businesses and name, face marketing. Tragic death."
"3 1/3 stars. good book on HOF Yankee Joe DiMaggio, his 2 marriages... Marilyn Monroe,and his off field activities.Also his family and later death of his drug head son. INMO too much on Hollywood,and selling baseball memorabilia. Wanted more interaction of Joe D with Yankee players. Parts of Joe D's off field activities taken with a grain of salt. True or false?"
"5 stars. About Lawrence"Yogi" Berra and other players. Berra's businesses, endorsement of products, commercials and more. Berra a Navy WW2 D day decorated Veteran. Most World Series games played with ten rings. multi MVP awards. Comparison of the great catchers. Don Larson/Yogi perfect world series game. Yogi managing two pennants Yankee and Mets and coaching with the Huston Astros. Much more"
"5 stars. "Babe" Ruth growing up, the teams he played with, fines, suspensions and his larger than life lifestyle. Parting, drinking, huge eating, sex with lots of women. Unfaithful to both his wives. We see his kindness especially to children and the sick in hospitals. His death by cancer. A great baseball book. A man who never grew up and grabbed life with both hands on and off the field."
"4 1/3 stars. Very good catcher for NY Yankees, Rookie of the year, MFP.Led Yankees to 3 World Series. Great family man with young wife and kids. Killed in his $1.5 million new jet. Too much plane and not enough experience. Sad ending. Lots about his life, and growing up. Also his gruffness and grumpiness to some players and media but a nice man and good father and husband."
"4 stars. George Steinbrenner NY Yankees owner and American Ship CEO. Egotistical micro manager control freak but at times a compassionate man who gave millions to charity. A truly amazing and complex man."
"4 1/3 stars. Derek Jeter gaining skills both offense and defense to become maybe the greatest SS of all time. 5 WS rings, 3000 hits and getting close to breaking other Yankee records. Very rich multi million $ contracts. His being selected to be Yankee Captain and his problems with Alex Rodriguez. Derek Jeter future HOF first ballet when eligible."
"5 stars. A great HOF Pirates right fielder. Many of his games and players he played with and against. Lots of discrimination on Latinos and Blacks on and off field. His many "golden gloves,"silver" bats MVP. MVP in World series, multiple NL batting champ. His compassion trying to get food and medical supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. His plane crashes and he dies."
"5 stars. great history of NY Jets and Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Flashy Joe Namath guarantees Jets win over the mighty Colts. Jets win 16 -7. Both team stats and player stats. Complete play by play of super Bowl III. Great sports book."
"4 stars. Toe Torre 4 time WS winning manager NY Yankees. Mmicro managing egotist owner George Steinbrenner and later the delegated authority of "the voices". Throwing away millions and millions of dollars on throw away pitchers and a bad pitching farm club. Yankee stars getting older and less reliable. To Joe win the WS or else. The stabbing in the back by GM Cashman and "the voices"."