The 34 Ton Bat

THE 34-TON BAT: The story of baseball as told through Bobbleheads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black and 375 Other Strange and Unforgettable Objects  By Steve Rushin; Little, Brown and Company; 2013 Written by our volunteer Stacie Nelson! This is a fun and entertaining book that explores lesser known facts in the history of America’s pastime. It […]

The Team That Changed Baseball

THE TEAM THAT CHANGED BASEBALL: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates By Bruce Markusen; Westholme Publishing; 2006 This review was written by our dedicated volunteer Jim Slade. If you love baseball history like I do, this book is a ‘must read’ for you! You don’t have to be a Pirates fan or a National League fan. The […]

Oscar Charleston

OSCAR CHARLESTON: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player By: Jeremy Beer; University of Nebraska Press; 2019 Written by our Media Relations Manager Moriah Nelson Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Buck O’Neill. These names and many more are household names in any baseball fan’s home. While these men were all extraordinary ballplayers there is one name that […]


MONEYBALL: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game By: Michael Lewis; W. W. Norton & Company; 2004 This review was written by our Media Relations Manager Moriah Nelson “How can you not be romantic about baseball?” One of the most famous lines from both the book and the movie it inspired… is a complete 180 from […]

The Blake Street Bombers

THE BLAKE STREET BOMBERS By Manny Randhawa; Independently Published; 2019 Written by our fabulous volunteer Stacie Nelson! Dante Bichette, Ellis Burks, Vinny Castilla, Andres Galarraga, and Larry Walker – The Blake Street Bombers created a legacy from the beginning for the Colorado Rockies! Any Colorado Rockies fan will treasure this wonderful walk back in time to […]