The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball (Hall of Fame Edition)

The Thinking Fan s Guide to Baseball Hall of Fame Edition Despite the changes in the game of baseball Koppett s book remains a must read for anyone interested in the national pasttime s game beyond the game

Despite the changes in the game of baseball, Koppett s book remains a must read for anyone interested in the national pasttime s game beyond the game.
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  • Scott says:

    If you don't know anything about baseball, read this book. If you think you know everything about baseball, read this book. If you know some but not much about baseball, read this book. It will get you thinking about the game in ways you never considered.

  • David says:

    This is a terrific book about so many aspects of baseball. Each of the chapters is relatively short and self-contained, so it's easy to read in pieces as you want. (And many will find it a little dry, so that's probably the way to do it.) Of course, I was obsessed and read it cover-to-cover during the offseason. The author was one of the leading baseball writers in the last century, now a member of the Hall of Fame (after having previously been part of a Hall of Fame voting committee). So he kno [...]

  • Jon says:

    Koppett's talent lies in his ability to describe, logically and succinctly, the many possibilities of any baseball moment. Years of reporting add to his craft, and the stories he shares often illustrate the point. The reader may be left wanting more of those stories, however. Look instead for nearly every aspect of the game to have coverage - except the steroids era. One wishes Koppett would weigh in on this; in fact betting and other shady aspects of the history of the sport is painfully missin [...]

  • PJ says:

    I tried. I really tried to read this book. But Koppett really struck out with this one. The style is ponderous, but, worse, I didn't learn anything.Admittedly, I didn't read the entire tome. But I just couldn't wade through it. There are a couple of chapters on behind-the-scenes business that I may skim someday when I have a lot of free time.If you want to learn about baseball, I recommend you watch ESPN Sunday nights in the summer to get your edification from Jon Miller and Joe Morgan. You'll l [...]

  • Mary Brodd says:

    I remember reading this book probably fifteen years ago and being absolutely amazed - "you mean, there's a reason the batter bunts in a particular situation?" "there's a reason he's pitching like that?" "there's a reason (this person) is doing (that thing)?" This book is a mesmerizing combination of history, philosophy, kinesiology, social commentary, business analysis If you have any interest in baseball at all, you will not be able to put this book down.

  • Scott Malyszka says:

    Overall a very good read, but I'm baffled that there was no attempt to cover the Negro League and the entire topic of segregation in the history of American baseball. The author went into detail on the rule changes for balls and strikes in the 1800s, but somehow Josh Gibson never comes up. Neither is there mention of baseball in Japan and other parts of the world.

  • Robert says:

    Truth be told, I have been reading this for eight years now. I began reading it during my intense baseball period of the early naughts, but the house and children interrupted the reading . . . that and being lazy, I suppose.I was enjoying Koppett's book. I note that he died in the intervening years. That was a reminder I needed to finish this.

  • Jim says:

    Detailed and full of keen observations.

  • Ian Mullet says:

    the clarity of thought and presentation makes this book a masterpiece of its genre.

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