BaseballGB reviews Baseball’s Great Experiment by Jules Tygiel

May 27, 2009

Baseball is rightly proud of the Jackie Robinson story.  When he ‘broke the colour line’ on 15 April 1947, he didn’t just set in motion the desegregation of baseball, he helped to pave the way for seismic changes throughout American society. 

Jules Tygiel’s book has been widely regarded as one of the seminal texts on this subject since it was first published in 1983.  It is therefore an important addition to any baseball fan’s collection. 

Read the full review here.

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BaseballGB reviews Boston Red Sox and the Meaning of Life by Mark Rucker

May 10, 2009

There have been countless books devoted to the Sox over the years and Boston Red Sox and the Meaning of Life is the latest. Great moments, players and memorable quotes from the history of the franchise are brought together in the second instalment of this new series.

Read a full review here.


BaseballGB reviews St Louis Cardinals: Past & Present by Doug Feldmann

May 2, 2009

The St Louis Cardinals are the latest franchise to have a book devoted to them in this impressive series by MVP Books.  Fans of the Red Birds will revel in this eye-catching compilation of great photos and descriptive text that provide a well-rounded history of their storied team.

Read the full review here.


BaseballGB reviews New York Yankees and the Meaning of Life by Derek Gentile

April 19, 2009

The New York Yankees: love them or loathe them, you can’t deny their amazing history.  It’s a history full of great players, magical moments and memorable quotes.  All of which is celebrated in a new book by Derek Gentile.  A full review can be found at BaseballGB here.


Baseball Prospectus 2009

March 21, 2009

BaseballGB reviews the 2009 Baseball Prospectus annual.


Review of Dickson Baseball Dictionary: Third Edition

March 2, 2009

The third edition of the Dickson Baseball Dictionary is now available

The Third Edition of the Dickson Baseball Dictionary is now available in the States (Amazon.co.uk is taking its time to make it available though).  Read a full review at BaseballGB here.


Great Britain, Baseball World Cup, Manny and more

February 1, 2009
  • GB national team player biographies published – Want to learn about the Great Britain baseball team?  There’s much more information out there than you think.
  • Mixed reports on World Cup progress – ticket sales in Germany, venues undecided in Italy,
  • Has Boras messed up Manny’s deal? – the top free agent still looking for a team,
  • If I Never Get Back by Darryl Brock – a book review of this classic baseball novel,