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This collection of writing by world-class writers including Frank Deford, Peter Gammons and Tom Verducci brings together the stories of football's greatest heroes and villains, legendary quests and pennant races. This collection of writing by world-class writers including Frank Deford, Peter Gammons and Tom Verducci brings together the stories of football's greatest heroes and villains, legendary quests and pennant races.


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This collection of writing by world-class writers including Frank Deford, Peter Gammons and Tom Verducci brings together the stories of football's greatest heroes and villains, legendary quests and pennant races. This collection of writing by world-class writers including Frank Deford, Peter Gammons and Tom Verducci brings together the stories of football's greatest heroes and villains, legendary quests and pennant races.

30 review for Sports Illustrated The Baseball Book

  1. 5 out of 5

    Blaine DeSantis

    A wonderful coffee table sized book on the history of baseball with marvelous SI photos inside along with very good essays that go with each decade of baseball. Never have seen some of these photos before and the format of the book is very catchy with both photos and essays, along with things like the All-Decade teams, sports/celebrity births and deaths in that decade, the 10 best games of that decade. A little light on essays of the pioneer years of the 1800's but this book is about 10 years ol A wonderful coffee table sized book on the history of baseball with marvelous SI photos inside along with very good essays that go with each decade of baseball. Never have seen some of these photos before and the format of the book is very catchy with both photos and essays, along with things like the All-Decade teams, sports/celebrity births and deaths in that decade, the 10 best games of that decade. A little light on essays of the pioneer years of the 1800's but this book is about 10 years old and a lot of research and books have been published since then. Loved the book and the photos of just superb!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    Fabulous photos accompanied by excerpts from Sports Illustrated articles. What I liked most about this book is that it breaks down baseball by each decade, and names an all-star team for each ten year period. It also compiles an all-time all-star team. I'd rather see Roberto Clemente on this team than Alex Rodriguez, but it's pretty solid, otherwise. Fabulous photos accompanied by excerpts from Sports Illustrated articles. What I liked most about this book is that it breaks down baseball by each decade, and names an all-star team for each ten year period. It also compiles an all-time all-star team. I'd rather see Roberto Clemente on this team than Alex Rodriguez, but it's pretty solid, otherwise.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Madame Jane

    Sports Illustrated Baseball Book is composed of half articles and half photographs of the greats that graced the baseball fields. The articles are fascinating (even if they are incomplete) and the photos make this book worth owning if you are a diehard baseball fan.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brody Carlson

    it was bad

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jeni Enjaian

    Although my 3 star review may make it seem like I did not enjoy this book, that is definitely not the case. I loved a Every bit of this book. The 3 star review reflects my desire for certain improvements in the book which would make it unbearable. First, the organization is abysmal, mainly because it is almost impossible to detect any organization theme. It's not chronological, geographical, or topical. Second, a bit of background info for the essays is critical. Many of the pieces were either wr Although my 3 star review may make it seem like I did not enjoy this book, that is definitely not the case. I loved a Every bit of this book. The 3 star review reflects my desire for certain improvements in the book which would make it unbearable. First, the organization is abysmal, mainly because it is almost impossible to detect any organization theme. It's not chronological, geographical, or topical. Second, a bit of background info for the essays is critical. Many of the pieces were either written contemporaneously or written to appear contemporaneous. However, no brief notes at the beginning (or anywhere else on the page) give any u dictation of when the events described in the essay took place. If these things could be corrected this would be an absolutely amazing 5 star book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ricardo Hernandez

    This book called '', Sports Illustrated The Baseball Book'', by Sports Illustrated is a really challenging book. It was really challenging because like their was a lot of words in the story that I really didn't know how to say. Also the words were small so it was hard to read. This story was telling you about all the baseball history of baseball. For example it states the first day that that Jackie Robinson played pro baseball. Also when Jackie Robinson played baseball and was receiving threaten This book called '', Sports Illustrated The Baseball Book'', by Sports Illustrated is a really challenging book. It was really challenging because like their was a lot of words in the story that I really didn't know how to say. Also the words were small so it was hard to read. This story was telling you about all the baseball history of baseball. For example it states the first day that that Jackie Robinson played pro baseball. Also when Jackie Robinson played baseball and was receiving threatening comments. A recommendation to Sports Illustrated is to please make the letters more bigger. But overall it was a good book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rick

    This book is beautiful and does a great job of examining many of the greats in baseball history and assigning some type of order too them. SI makes no attempt to offer irrefutable evidence as to why this one ranks 4th and this other one 9th which is great fun because it let's us argue about if it's right or wrong and why isn't this in there. This is a great coffee table book as people have said and is lots of fun to read. This book is beautiful and does a great job of examining many of the greats in baseball history and assigning some type of order too them. SI makes no attempt to offer irrefutable evidence as to why this one ranks 4th and this other one 9th which is great fun because it let's us argue about if it's right or wrong and why isn't this in there. This is a great coffee table book as people have said and is lots of fun to read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tommy

    Has to be seen to be believed. SI has gathered the best photos from their illustrious history to create the ultimate gallery of legends for baseball fans. Aerial photos, 'how did they get so close' shots, and historical moments all seem larger than life in this sizable book. If you love the game, this book will get you closer to the action than dugout seats! Has to be seen to be believed. SI has gathered the best photos from their illustrious history to create the ultimate gallery of legends for baseball fans. Aerial photos, 'how did they get so close' shots, and historical moments all seem larger than life in this sizable book. If you love the game, this book will get you closer to the action than dugout seats!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jason Cline

    A coffee table baseball book with some top-notch photography from SI. Includes articles from some of the game's best sportswriters. The problem, and the reason I could only give this 2 stars, is that the articles and essays are abbreviated. Had they chosen to include these in their entirety, I would have given it 4 stars. Very disappointing. A coffee table baseball book with some top-notch photography from SI. Includes articles from some of the game's best sportswriters. The problem, and the reason I could only give this 2 stars, is that the articles and essays are abbreviated. Had they chosen to include these in their entirety, I would have given it 4 stars. Very disappointing.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Josh tully

    I thought this book was very well put together. it is the best baseball book i have ever read. this is a book about the past present and future of the American pastime, baseball. there are many entreating story's about the best in the game. I thought this book was very well put together. it is the best baseball book i have ever read. this is a book about the past present and future of the American pastime, baseball. there are many entreating story's about the best in the game.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jack

    Fun baseball book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cam Phinney

    It was a good book because it was all about baseball.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kk Ho

    awesome pictures

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bob Nielsen

    Great book for the baseball fan.

  15. 4 out of 5

    This is V!

    A book full of amazing baseball images and moments , completed with some writings about old and new baseball . A must have for the ones that LOVE this sport

  16. 4 out of 5

    Brian Leclair

    It's a very nice coffee table book -- great pictures and interesting vignettes about baseball history. It's a very nice coffee table book -- great pictures and interesting vignettes about baseball history.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas Figaro

  18. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Koerber

  19. 5 out of 5

    Joe Desmond

  20. 5 out of 5

    James Richardson

  21. 5 out of 5

    John L.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tzvig

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Coneglio

  24. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin Garrett

  25. 4 out of 5

    Goyar

  26. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

  27. 5 out of 5

    Chad

  28. 4 out of 5

    Donald

  29. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Schiano

  30. 5 out of 5

    Cody Partain

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