Baseball Best-Sellers, January 27, 2023
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by Ron Kaplan
18h ago
A reminder: The Amazon rankings are updated every hour, so these lists might not be 100 percent accurate by the time you read them (or even by the time I finish posting them). But close enough for government work, as the saying goes. (See my piece on “Why Amazon’s search engine sucks.”) In addition, occasionally ..read more
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Coming Down the Pike: New Baseball Books
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by Ron Kaplan
3d ago
Used to be around this time of year you could look forward to the baseball annuals from Street & Smith, Athlon, Lindy’s, and a host of other magazine publishers. Of course, back in the day there were many others put out by the likes of The Sporting News, Major League Baseball, Bill Mazeroski, with Baseball ..read more
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Baseball Best-Sellers, January 20, 2023
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by Ron Kaplan
1w ago
A reminder: The Amazon rankings are updated every hour, so these lists might not be 100 percent accurate by the time you read them (or even by the time I finish posting them). But close enough for government work, as the saying goes. (See my piece on “Why Amazon’s search engine sucks.”) In addition, occasionally ..read more
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Bits and pieces, January 16, 2023
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by Ron Kaplan
1w ago
  As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, this from Movieguide on the best movies to watch to mark the occasion, including the Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. Here are a few entries I posted back around the time it came out: The cast of 42: You be the judge 42 Overview Bookshelf Review: 42   ..read more
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Baseball Best-Sellers, January 13, 2023
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by Ron Kaplan
1w ago
A reminder: The Amazon rankings are updated every hour, so these lists might not be 100 percent accurate by the time you read them (or even by the time I finish posting them). But close enough for government work, as the saying goes. (See my piece on “Why Amazon’s search engine sucks.”) In addition, occasionally ..read more
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Bits and Pieces, January 10, 2023
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by Ron Kaplan
1w ago
  An interesting story about the transformation of For Love of the Game from novel to screen? Perhaps, but this piece from The Athletic is behind a paywall so I can’t tell for sure.   Speaking of baseball movies, here’s a touching piece in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette about Robert Redford and The Natural as it ..read more
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Baseball Best-Sellers, January 6, 2023
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by Ron Kaplan
1w ago
A reminder: The Amazon rankings are updated every hour, so these lists might not be 100 percent accurate by the time you read them (or even by the time I finish posting them). But close enough for government work, as the saying goes. In addition, occasionally the powers-that-be over there try to pull a fast ..read more
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Kudos to Curt
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by Ron Kaplan
1w ago
“If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll know the name Curt Smith.” That’s how David J. Halberstam leads off this nice piece, “Curt Smith continues his love for baseball on radio and television; He’ll never forget the 60s and 70s,” for SportsBroadcastJournal.com. I’ve had the pleasure of reading many of Smith’s books as well as chatting ..read more
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Why Amazon’s search engine sucks
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by Ron Kaplan
1w ago
At least for serious researchers. To paraphrase a complaint made by Fraser Crane on Cheers, “They can put a man on the moon; why can’t Amazon make a better search function?” I am in the early stages of revising 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die. The idea is to add several great ..read more
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Bits and pieces, January 3, 2023
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by Ron Kaplan
1w ago
January 3? Already? Where did the year go?   From RoyalsReview.com, this list of “15 books for baseball fans—and some for other sports fans, too.” (Note: not necessarily new releases.)   Peter Dreier, co-author of Baseball Rebels: The Players, People, and Social Movements That Shook Up the Game and Changed America and Major League Rebels: Baseball ..read more
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