A GREAT view of the field at AT&T Park in Chattanooga during their pre-season open house!

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!

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