The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL

The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL by Ross Bernstein

The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL is a 2006 book that delves into the history of fighting in the NHL and the unwritten code that the players follow when it comes to fighting. The book features many insider stories from some of the NHL’s most legendary enforcers including Marty McSorley and Tony Twist who also write forewords for the book. (more…)

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a 2006 book by Michael Lewis that covers the increased importance on the role of the offensive left tackle in professional football and the life of a young man named Michael Oher who plays that position. (more…)

Roger Angell

Roger Angell

Roger Angell is considered one of the greatest baseball writers of all-time. He is an essayist who has contributed to The New Yorker throughout his career and was their chief fiction editor for a long time. Roger Angell was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. (more…)

Ball Four by Jim Bouton

Ball Four by Jim Bouton

Ball Four is one of the most famous and controversial baseball books ever written as an active player, pitcher Jim Bouton, wrote a firsthand account of his 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots (and Houston Astros). He also recounts his years with the New York Yankees within the book. (more…)

Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball by John Helyar

Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball by John Helyar

Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball is one of the most in-depth and well researched books about baseball ownership and labor relations ever written. It is considered one of the best books ever written about the subject and is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about the behind the scenes aspects of the national pastime. (more…)