Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lou Gehrig did not have a soul patch

The Ashes of Lou Gehrig and other Baseball Essays by Sean Peter Kirst; 2003; McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina; 230 pages; 0-7864-1578-9; 10/15-10/16/08
Sean Kirst is a columnist for a newspaper in Syracuse, New York and writes on a variety of subjects, collected here are a collection of his columns related to baseball.  The columns range from racism faced by Jackie Robinson when he was playing with Montreal, a retired bat maker, a young boy who got to meet Mickey Mantle, peoples’ reaction to Mantles death, and various characters related to Syracuse Chiefs baseball.  It is an exciting collection of great writing related to baseball, I would like to read other stuff that Kirst has written.  

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