July 29th, 2014
47 of us MLB.com writers have just shared our favorite baseball book titles to help others with Summer Reading. Ball Four tops Moneyball, 8-6, to lead the list. See the extraordinary roundup on our official MLB.com Baseball Books Blog at http;//books.mlblogs.com and be sure to comment with YOUR favorites. – Mark
Time for some summer reading? You’re in luck. We invited our esteemed writing colleagues at MLB.com to suggest at least one favorite baseball book. Ball Four tops Moneyball, 8-6, for most mentions. David Halberstam has the most suggested works with three. Some titles will surprise you. These 47 folks write about baseball for a living, in some cases books as well, so take their advice and happy reading.
Jordan Bastian: Fifty-nine in ’84 By Edward Achorn.
Mike Bauman: Eight Men Out by Eliot Asinof.
Jason Beck: I read Summer of ’49 while in college, and for me it’s still the standard. Really good individual storytelling woven into the bigger context of a pennant race and its place in the larger culture.
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