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The MVP Machine

The MVP Machine by Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik

The MVP Machine by Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik is a book about what teams will do to gain an edge in the post-Moneyball era. The time of noticing things that other teams don’t or better evaluating past performance is over. Developing players and making the most out of untapped potential is the new way teams get ahead in Major League Baseball. (more…)

5 Baseball Books to Read Before the MLB Season

5 Baseball Books to Read Before the MLB Season

The MLB season starts on July 26th with a shortened sixty game season and it is sure to make for a weird baseball season, but sixty games is better than no games. As we prepare for the start of the season, these are some of the best baseball books that you should check out to get in the baseball spirit before the start of the 2020 MLB season. (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…)