Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers became the first starting pitcher since Roger Clemens of the Red Sox 25 years ago to take home both league Cy Young and MVP awards in the same season.
For the pundits who saw the Phillies and either the Red Sox or Yankees as the last teams standing, it's worth remembering Yogi Berra's oft-quoted line: "It ain't over till it’s over."