I couldn't recommend this book any higher for a true "OLD-SCHOOL" baseball fan!
I grew up hearing a lot about guys like Duke Snider, but to actually read their stories from their point of view gave me a whole new perspective on them.
The most interesting chapter, to me, was the one involving all-time great Brooklyn Dodgers' CenterFielder, Duke Snider.
That the 1950s and 60s were an era of remarkable change in this country is a statement nearly as old as anyone reading this essay. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Them
A good book--at times difficult to read (Fay Vincent just turned on the tape recorder and let it roll), loaded with fond memories of players from before professional baseball... Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Rader
I enjoyed this book so much. Each oral history by one of the greats told countless stories of how they played against the others. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Glenn D. Robinson
Our son in law is a baseball nut but not really old enough to have seen or appreciated the players in this book. Now he will!Published 8 months ago by Christine Richards
Loved the title. I've been reading through Fay Vincent's baseball history stories. Very interesting and this is one of my favorites. Read morePublished 8 months ago by thayer
This book is basically a compilation of interviews that Vincent did with baseball starts of the 1950s and 1960s. Nothing more, nothing less. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Andrew W.
Any time you get to read about former baseball greats talk about the game and things they experienced is always going to be a good read for any baseball fan. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Yankee4Life
Contained in We would have played for nothing are mini autobiographies of nine baseball players from the 1950`s and 1960's. These were some of the tops stars from that era. Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by M. A. Filippelli
Vincent--- I imagine an assistant of Vincent's, actually---- simply recorded some old ballplayers words. Most of the recorded statements are just ramblings without any clear focus. Read morePublished on September 2, 2011 by G. A. Richey