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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The Sporting News: The 25 best baseball books of all time, ranked

1The Glory of Their Times, by Lawrence Ritter
 
In the mid-1960s, Columbia University professor Lawrence Ritter put 75,000 miles on his car driving around the United States, interviewing aging ballplayers. The result was the finest baseball book and one of the best oral histories for any subject. Long before ESPN or MLB Network, Ritter helped give a group of largely forgotten players new life. It’s valuable, historically important work. Oft imitated in the 50 years since publication, the book’s never been repeated.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 02, 2016 at 12:54 PM | 105 comment(s)
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