Frommer on Sports
"100 Baseball Icons," "Not Without
As Opening Day approaches it
seems an avalanche of baseball tomes in all
sizes, all shapes, all prices and all
quality levels are there for the reading and
for placing on your library shelf.
Herewith, some more . . .
"100 Baseball Icons" by Terry Heffernan,
Kit Hinrichs and Delphine Hirasuna (Ten
Speed, $19.95, 112 pages) is a high priced
project with very little to read and a lot
to look at as the trio responsible for the
book were given unlimited access to the Hall
of Fame's archives. Given the access, they
could have come up with many more unique
items than they present in their book with
the misleading title: "100 Baseball Icons."
"Not Without Hope" by Nick Schuyler and Jere
Longman, $25.99, 246 pages) is the behind
the scenes story of the death of three
friends, NFL football players, and the
personal trainer Nick Schuyler, left to tell
the sad tale. The U.S. Coast Guard saved
Schuyler's life but the others lost theirs
in this tragedy when their 21-foot boat
flipped 35 miles off the coast of Florida,
February 28, 2009. A MUST READ.
UPCOMING: "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu" - - John Updike on Ted Williams"
from the Library of America - a special edition on the 50th
anniversary of the leave taking of "the Kid."
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A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports
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"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.
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