Monday, September 5, 2022

Review of "Baseball: America’s Pastime," by Paul Adomites et. al.

 Review of

Baseball: America’s Pastime, by Paul Adomites et. al. ISBN 9781680229844

Five out of five stars

Images of the events and personalities of baseball

 Coincidentally, I opened this book to page 37, where I read the following, “Brothers Felipe, Matty, and Jesus Alou played together in the New York Giants outfield in the 1960s but were never in the same starting lineup.” This was a surprise, as the New York Giants became the San Francisco Giants in the late 1950s.

 Despite such an obvious gaffe, this book is a joy to read. Most of the major personalities of baseball and major events since it became the major leagues are featured, albeit all briefly. There are images associated with the textual captions. There is no temporal order to the coverage.

 While not deep due to the breadth of coverage, this book is a fan jewel, one that can be opened anywhere and provide quick and easy entertainment.

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