Frommer on Sports
"Smithsonian Baseball" And Other Terrific Reads
Weighing in at 286 pages with 350 eye catching photographs
taken by Susan Einstein and priced at just $29.95, "Smithsonian
Baseball" by Stephen Wong, Smithsonian Books/Collins - is a book you
must put on a place of prominence in your library if you are a
Wong took almost three years researching the book to interview
collectors and photograph their collections. The result is a fusion of
21 of the best baseball memorabilia collections in one source. Items
include: a baseball autographed by each member of the 1927 Yankees,
Roy Campanella's MVP award trophy from 1955, the ball caught by Yogi
Berra that closed out Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World
Series, scorecards, game used bats and uniforms, program covers
pennants, pins and buttons, seats, baseball cards, advertisements
evoking other eras . . . all of this and more adorns the pages of
"SMITHSONIAN BASEBALL: INSIDE THE WORLD'S PRVATE COLLECTIONS" - a most
From Stewart, Tabori and Chang publishers at $14.95, 120 pages, comes
"101 Reasons to Love the Cardinals" and "101 Reasons to Love the Cubs"
from brothers Green, Ron, Jr. and David. In words and pictures the
authors roller coaster ride us through decades of team history.
Bison Books (University of Nebraska Press) has three worthy paperback
spring entries in "Blackout" ($15.00, 226 pages) by Chris Lamb, about
the Untold Story of Jackie Robinson's First Spring Training, "The
Unforgettable Season" by G.H. Fleming ($15.00, 332 pages), a classic
about the 1908 pennant race in the National League, and "Native
Americans in Sport and Society" edited by Richard King ($26.95, 264
"Baseball Chicago Style" by Jerome Holzman and George Vass (Bonus
Books, $14.95, 419 pages) by is a treat and a treatise on baseball in
the windy city. Put together by Holzman and Vass, two deservedly
acclaimed scribes, this is the kind of book to read slowly and from
time to time to get your fill of the national pastime in the windy
city. Excellent stuff.
Harvey Frommer is now in his 32nd consecutive year of writing sports
books. He is the author of 38 sports books, including the classics:
"New York City Baseball," "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," "Rickey
and Robinson," "A Yankee Century," and Red Sox Vs. Yankees: The Great
Rivalry" (with Frederic J. Frommer). His newest effort is OLD TIME
Frommer sports books are available direct from the author - discounted
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About the Author:
Harvey Frommer is in his 38th year of writing books.
A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports
books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and
"Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE
STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL
AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to
acclaim in 2011. The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was
Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times,
Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, Men's Heath,
The Sporting News, among other publications.
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