Bill James was a leader in rethinking the way Major League Baseball teams are put together. The new movie Moneyball is based upon the Michael Lewis book that looks at the way Billy Beane reshaped the small-market Oakland A’s using principles established by Bill James in order to compete with the wealthiest teams in the majors. The library is a great place to learn more about Bill James and his important work in reimagining the sport.
Derek Jeter has been the face of the New York Yankees for nearly two decades. Ian O’Connor’s new biography is an excellent read for any baseball fan. The book provides a fresh look at this Yankee great known simply as “The Captain” as he moves into the final stage of his illustrious career.
Think you know your sports? Come out on Friday Night, July 22 from 6:00-8:30 and prove it at our sports trivia competition!
Every sport has an All Star game. I am of the opinion that the Major League All Star game is the best of them all.
Dave and Nate discuss the book “The Soul of Baseball: A Journey Through Buck O’Neil’s America” by Joe Posnanski, which has the author traveling the country for a year with this baseball ambassador and icon.
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (45:00) from Thad and Lissa about great Sports Non-Fiction books, Book Group in a Bag, and Trivia Night. Plus, subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.