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From the author of The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron comes the definitive biography of Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, baseball’s epic leadoff hitter and base-stealer who also stole America’s heart over nearly five electric decades in the game.Few names in the history of baseball evoke the excellence and dynamism that Rickey Henderson’s does. He...
Props to @hbryant42. Been reading his Rickey Henderson biography lately and it has inspired me. Played a lot as a young man, and am now in my second season of competitive adult baseball, but last night was my first time stealing home. @KCHustlers #RunLikeRickey – source
The Soul of Baseball
A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America
When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O'Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game.The Soul of Baseba...
I just reread @JPosnanski’s “Buck book” and it’s still fantastic. Like a meditation in resilience and optimism. If you’ve never read it, you probably should. – source
A few years ago, @DianaKander introduced me to “Jennifer Government” and it instantly became one of my favorite books. This post by the author, @MaxBarry, is pretty great. – source
After years of people recommending it, I finally picked up Tribe by @SebastianJunger. I’m halfway done and it’s already the best non-fiction book I’ve read in years. – source
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