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We Would Have Played for Nothing

Book Digest Can you imagine today’s sports stars expressing the title’s sentiments? Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent assembles a riveting cast of stars of what may arguably called the golden age of baseball—Brooks Robinson, Billy Williams, Whitey Ford, Ralph Branca, Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Bill Rigney, Robin Roberts, Frank Robinson, Lew Burdette, and Harmon Killebrew—and gives them space to raconteur. It’s a great oral history project and one can only hope that there will be follow-up volumes with Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson, Dick Williams, Juan Marichal, the Alou Brothers, and on and on.
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