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A. Bartlett Giamatti served as commissioner of Major League
Baseball from April 1, 1989, until his death on September 1, 1989. He
had previously been the president of
the National League, starting in 1986. He was a scholar of the English
Renaissance at Yale University, a beloved professor, and later became
its youngest president.
When a piece of sports writing references, in the first few pages of the first chapter, Shakespeare, Thomas Carlyle, historian Allen Guttman, and Welsh metaphysical poet Henry... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrew S. Rogers
As always Doris Kearns Goodwin does a great job writing. It was nice to get a glimpse
of a real person's view of the importance of the National Past- time.
Baseball fans can be divided into two types, those who are exasperated at attempts to make over-arching abstract observations about the game and those who see baseball as a... Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by Mary Drew
Take Time for Paradise is a really Interesting read. There are three parts to the book and being approx. 130 pages it is a relatively quick read. Read morePublished on August 1, 2011 by iluvEdwardCullen