Tag Archives: baseball

The Sons of Slabtown & Tales of Westside Sports by Donald R. Nelson

The Sons of Slabtown & Tales of Westside Sports by Donald R. Nelson; 2016; $25.00; 145 pages;DNelsonbooks, Portland, OR; 978-0976282396; purchased from the author at the Oregon Oldtimers & Active Association Banquet; 2/18/17-2/21/17 Why did I read this? Because I am interested in baseball and the city I live in. The audience for this book is probably very […]

The Four B’s

Thin Blue Smoke by Doug Worgul; 2012; $14.95; 457 pages; Burnside Books, Golden, CO.; 978-0-9852953-2-5; gift from Jordan Green of Burnside Books; 10/7/15-10/14/15 This book has been sitting on my to be read shelf for three years since Jordan gave it to me.  It is the story of LaVerne Williams, a former KC Athletics player, […]

Engage Transporter

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough; 2015; $17.99; 329 pages; Arthur A. Levine Books, New York, NY;978-0-545-66834-7; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Gresham; 7/21/15-7/28/15 Not since The Book Thief  has an emotion or concept been so effectively channeled as a character.  Through the ages Love and Death have played a game to see which is […]

for us it’s books

The Dad Report; Fathers, Sons and Baseball Families by Kevin Cook; 2015; $26.95; 272 pages; W.W. Norton and Company, New York, NY; 978-0-393-24600-1; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland; 7/10/15-7/15/15 Kevin Cook’s father was a minor league pitcher, who retained some of his baseball capability even after he retired from the game.  Although I think no […]

This much honesty is brutal, heartbreaking and unusual from anyone

Bigger Than The Game, Restitching a Major League Life  by Dirk Hayhurst; 2014; $14.95; 305 pages; Citadel Press, New York, NY; 978-0-8065-3487-9; purchased from Amazon.com; 4/26/14-4/30/14 Dirk Hayhurst is a former baseball player that I met back in 2008.  It was interesting talking with him as we usually didn’t talk to him about baseball, but about books.  I […]

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