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Books take you out to the ballgame

by COLETTE BANCROFT Tampa Bay Times on April 06, 2014 1:30 AM

Opening Day at the ballpark always brings with it a crop of new books about baseball.

“A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred” (Crown Archetype) by George F. Will is the columnist and undaunted Cubs fan’s paean to the beloved ball field as well as a look at its place in Chicago history and its effects on the team.

“1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever” (Da Capo) by Bill Madden goes deep into the interrelated histories of baseball and civil rights, with interviews with key players.

“Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” (Sports Illustrated Books) by Kostya Kennedy is an intriguing reassessment of the complex life and career of “Charlie Hustle,” probably the most polarizing player in the history of the game.

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