Monday, September 2, 2013
Baseball is a Funny Game by Joe Garagiola
I picked up Baseball is a Funny Game by Joe Garagiola at an antique book store signed recently!
This book came out in 1960! Well over 50 years ago, which gives this book a fun and unique perspective.
This really isn't a biography or anything like that, but it is Joe talking about baseball. He talks about playing as a kid, how he was scouted and signed, and how he acquired/made/improvised his equipment.
He talks about pitchers, umpires, and the other people who work in the sport.
The thing I enjoyed most about this book is the fact that the game has changed so much. I enjoyed hearing about the budget of an umpire half a century ago!
I think good used copies are readily available so you should check this old treasure out!