Diamond Classics

Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books Ever Published


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About the Book

Each work, chosen with exquisite care by an expert, is analyzed and summarized. Its greatness as baseball literature, its place in the genre, its peculiarities, weaknesses, strengths, how the critics went for it—all are discussed in such a way, with quotations, that reading or browsing Shannon’s book is equivalent to absorbing a rich history of the sport.

About the Author(s)

Mike Shannon is the co-founder and current editor-in-chief of Spitball magazine. The author of more than a dozen baseball books, he lives in Cincinnati.

Bibliographic Details

Mike Shannon
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 471
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2004 [1989]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1853-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1772-5
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“Mike Shannon is a name well known to serious baseball fans”—Sports Collectors Digest; “a remarkable survey of baseball literature…. For each [:] the content, author’s background, and the book’s significance—often with critical comments of others. A unique resource useful for selection, reference, and yes, fun reading”—Library Journal; “outstanding”—Choice.