Sunday, October 7, 2018

Review of "Great Moments in Baseball," by Wayne R. Coffey

Review of
Great Moments in Baseball, by Wayne R. Coffey ISBN 0893759147

Four out of five stars
 There is little room for argument against the claim that each one of the events described in this book are great moments in baseball. In my opinion, the greatest of the great was when Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings. Some of the other events are Roger Maris’ sixty-first home run of the season, Henry Aaron’s 715th career home run, and Bobby Thompson’s famous home run that capped an incredible comeback by the New York Giants.
 The issue with the book is that the writing does not generate a significant amount of tension in the reader. These were very dramatic moments in the history of the game, yet they read more like diary entries than times to remember.

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