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  • Baseball books: 9 personal favorites

    Baseball books: 9 personal favorites

    Baseball has been very very good to books. Sure, people like to read about football, basketball, and even (gasp) golf. But no professional athletes seem to have inspired as many words between covers as the boys of summer. The sheer volume of baseball books makes it hard to put together any kind of "best of" list. But I decided to give it a try, enlisting the help of two professional sportswriters (both women, for a fresh perspective). They suggested three personal favorites and then I added three of my own.

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  • A Moment in the Sun

    A Moment in the Sun

    From John Sayles, a "sprawling, wide-screen, Technicolor" novel of the Spanish-American War.

  • Baseball books: 9 personal favorites

    Baseball books: 9 personal favorites

    Baseball has been very very good to books. Sure, people like to read about football, basketball, and even (gasp) golf. But no professional athletes seem to have inspired as many words between covers as the boys of summer. The sheer volume of baseball books makes it hard to put together any kind of "best of" list. But I decided to give it a try, enlisting the help of two professional sportswriters (both women, for a fresh perspective). They suggested three personal favorites and then I added three of my own.

  • Yankees-Red Sox rivalry: Read all about it

    Chapter & Verse Yankees-Red Sox rivalry: Read all about it

    If you think the New York-Boston rivalry is intense today, take a look at the summer of 1949.

  • Monitor Picks

    Monitor Picks

    To commemorate the start of the MLB season, Monitor film critic Peter Rainer recommends the five best baseball movies ever made. ("Field of Dreams" isn't one of them!)