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on May 18, 2014
I was so inspired by some stories about the old days in St. Louis when the Cardinals and Browns shared Sportsman's Park. Although I admired Bill Veeck and believe he was way ahead of his time in baseball, such as interleague play which is now a staple of the game, Bill went too far when he sent a midget to the plate as a pinch hitter. Baseball has never tolerated travesties and shouldn't at that time. But Bill's main error in my view, as Browns owner, was to try to run the more established Cardinals out of town. As a lifelong Cardinal fan, even though I have no other personal ties to St. Louis, this time Bill went too far. He was truly, as the title of his biography suggests, "Veeck as in Wreck."
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on October 6, 2012
Peter Golenbock interviews and stitches together a fantastic oral history of the St Louis Cardinals and Browns. A great read with lots of insightful perspective, I highly recommend this book and any other that Mr Golenbock has written. No matter the subject, he has a brilliant way of making it a MUST read!
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on March 19, 2015
An excellent history of St. Louis baseball. Readable, and will contain new information for even the most knowledgeable St. Louis fan. One can never go wrong with Peter Golenbock!
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on July 8, 2014
once a brownie fan...always a... no matter that they are no longer with us.
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on February 12, 2007
An excellent overview of baseball in St.Louis. The author uses an oral history approach, often letting the major leaguers speak for themselves. Even at 600 pages, it's a quick, attention-grabbing read. A great read not only for fans of St. Louis baseball, but baseball fans in general.
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