By Dr. Harvey Frommer
(HARVEY FROMMER IS AT WORK ON A
BOOK ON THE FIRST SUPER BOWL, 1967. ANYONE WITH CONTACTS, STORIES,
SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH).
All types of
sports books with all kinds of approaches are available for your
mid-summer reading. Not all are all stars, but all have something for
everyone going for them.
Leading off as an
all star section is “The Cracker Jack Collection Baseball’s Prized
Players” by Tom Zappala & Ellen Zappala with John Molori & Jim Davis
(Peter E. Randall Publisher, $30.00, 177 pages). It is a lavish coffee
table tome. From the fabulous art work through the vintage Cracker Jack
baseball cards to the organization and lively essays - the book belongs
on every baseball fan’s sports bookshelf. It will stay on mine.
Publishers comes “Trading Bases” by Joe Peta ($27.95, 368 pages). The
author was a Wall Street market maker and head trader for a long-short
equity hedge fund. This book is an inside look at the almost $400
billion sports gambling industry. Funny, poignant, insightful,
entertaining and educational, this is a work of baseball analysis and
risk. WORTH READING.
"18 in America" by
Dylan Dethier (Scribner, $25.00, 258 pages) is all about the game of
golf and the youthful author's drive across America and his playing a
round of golf in every state side from Alaska and Hawaii.
"Growing Up Gronk"
by Jeff Schober (HMH, $25.00, 201 pages) is as its sub-title proclaims
about a family and its raising of champs. Three of the Gronks play in
the NFL, another is an on the rise football player and another played
"Speak English" by
Rafael Hermoso (Kent State University Press, paper $19.95, 187 pages) is
a small book with a big topic and hefty price tag - -the rise of Latinos
Legends" by Russell Schneider (Kent State University Press, $29.95, 87
over-sized pages) is a delight to look at. It showcases 40 legends from
the franchise in amazing paintings created by Tom Denny. My favorite is
page 8 which features "Shoeless Joe Jackson" in words by Schneider and
image by Denny. The book is a must have for fans of the Tribe.
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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,
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