A provisional cover design has been prepared for the forthcoming Fineleaf Editions title Nine Aces and a Joker: Defining seasons from British baseball’s standout pitchers. This will be the second book by Project COBB, with fellow BaseballGB crew members Matt Smith and Mark George among the contributors to this effort. More news will follow soon.
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It wasn’t long after one item in my baseball budget became available to buy that another popped up to join it
Mark George reviews a book that provides an insight into what goes through a player’s mind when at the plate, and what can happen when you overthink and fall victim to your ego
You are sure to know the film Field of Dreams, but have you read the novel that it is based on? If not, you should.
The first review of the 2011/12 offseason looks at The Secret History of Balls by Josh Chetwynd
The existence of a professional baseball league in Britain in 1890 would come as a great surprise to many. ‘What about the Villa?’ chronicles this fascinating chapter in British baseball and sporting history
It is often said the greatest comedy comes from situations where the characters are trapped together. After reading Dirk Hayhurst’s descriptions of players suffering long bus rides between minor league stadiums, it should come as no surprise this book has plenty of funny moments
Bruce Weber’s book about “the land of umpires” gives fans a greater insight into the profession and makes you question your preconceptions of what they do
The Hardball Times Baseball Annual is one of the titles on my ‘baseball books to buy’ list every year
Swinging Away is a book to accompany the exhibit of the same name that was staged at the MCC Museum at the ‘Home of cricket’, Lords, during 2010