Monday, May 11, 2009

A Donald Honig Reader

A Donald Honig Reader
I've been reading quite a bit lately.   Mostly books about baseball.

I moved the Bill Veeck book (The Hustler's Handbook) into my car so I can read it while waiting for my son to get out of football practice.

A Donald Honig Reader is just a joy.  If you're a fan of 'older' baseball and want to read stories of players from the 1920s through the 1950s, this is the book for you.

Donald Honig interviewed many players and lets them tell their tales.  

Fighting with teammates, contract negotiations, signings, bus rides, barnstorming, throwing at Babe Ruth, getting thrown at, going off to war, being released, playing in Mexico, fighting with Ernest Hemingway, getting pulled from a game, drinking, hitting homeruns.

I include the scan of the cover because I haven't been able to find it on the web.

Over the next few days I'll be sharing more books I'm reading, or plan to read.

Some may cry, "Foul.  Enough with the books.  And while you're at it, put the catalogs away." but this is my foray into sports card collecting includes many aspects and facets.

Thanks for reading


  1. Love the book and catalog posts. Mixing it up is cool.

  2. most of us bloggers need to know about "what to read" that is not staring at us on the computer . . .keep up the reviews, this blogger appreciates your insight

  3. Great book. I picked it up at a thrift store. Great stories. All in the player's own words. The best thing I found about it is you can start anywhere in the book, and just start reading. Plus all the great stories of players you've probably never heard of.