Books about Major League Baseball abound. It is a sport that seems to inspire more professional writers than other sports do. But those writers too often have become so wrapped up in their love affairs with the leisurely paced game requiring remarkable skills that the prose of their books — and the very judgment undergirding those books — become compromised.
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“Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age”
Allen Barra, Crown
479 pages, $27