Root, root, root for the … Typewriters? Starchboxes? Tim Hagerty and the teams you’ll wish you’d heard of.

Tim Hagerty’s book about minor league team names is major league fun. “Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball’s Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them” might be the longest book name that ever gets featured on this website, but if you like minor league baseball, you’ll get a kick out of […]

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Kiss It Good-bye: The Mystery, the Mormon, and the Moral of the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates

Author: John Moody Online: @Semidivin Purchase: Amazon | Deseret Book Publisher description: In 1960, an upstart Pittsburgh Pirates team beat the highly favored New York Yankees in the World Series. Given the power of a Yankee roster that included Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Yogi Berra, that improbably victory did more than give long-suffering Pirates fans something to cheer about; […]

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Murph: The LDS Baseball Player Tells His Story From Boyhood To The Big Leagues

Authors: Dale Murphy | Brad Rock | Lee Warnick Online: DaleMurphy.com | @DaleMurphy3 | @therockmonster | Brad Rock recent articles | Rockmonster Unplugged blog Purchase: Amazon Publisher description: Amazon Most Helpful Customer Reviews: A book that encompasses all things Dale Murphy. By Brad Cooper on July 15, 2004 It’s hard to believe that it has been 11 years since Murphy retired, and 18 years since this book was […]

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