What is your favorite baseball book?

7 Jul

What is your favorite baseball book? Over the years, there have been a flood of baseball-related books that I’ve enjoyed. It would be hard to choose my all-time favorite, although, a rather obscure memoir from Pat Jordan called “A False Spring” certainly ranks right up there among the most engaging baseball books I’ve ever read.

The book covers Jordan’s angst-ridden years as a young pitching phenom toiling away in the low minor leagues. That Jordan was destined to be a big star, only to find mostly failure gave the story universal appeal, probably because most of us fail more than we win.

Sure, the author was a self-centered young ballplayer with his eyes set on making it to the Major Leagues. He battles with teammates as well as opponents, but the big battle is mostly with himself.

Jordan wrote the story many years after his professional baseball career ended and in hindsight is able with an older man’s perspective to understand how it all went wrong.

Jordan, an author of a number of sports-related books, later came out with a sequel to “A False Spring.” The book, “A Nice Tuesday”, follows up on Jordan’s later assessment of his failed professional baseball career and his decision to make a kind of comeback by throwing a single inning of a minor league game.

“A False Spring” is available through Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/False-Spring-Memoir-Pat-Jordan-ebook/dp/B01COHD5SA/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499439521&sr=8-1&keywords=Pat+Jordan

 

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  1. mreuther July 7, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

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