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Old 08-31-2009, 09:34 AM    (permalink
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So I have just recently got into reading books specifically sports books. So does anyone have any good books they recommend? Here is what I've read so far

Josh Hamiliton - Beyond Belief
The Blind Side
Kurt Warner - All things possible
Meat Market (reading now)
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Some that I enjoyed

Twelve Mighty Orphans
The Jump
7: The Mickey Mantle Novel
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The GM is a pretty good book.
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Can I keep my Jersey? - Paul Shirley
Moneyball - Michael Lewis, Anything by him is just great.
Ball Four -Jim Bouton
How Soccer Explains the World -Franklin Foer
Ghosts of Manila - Mark Kram
Word Freak -Stefan Fatsis, About Scrabble but it is a fun read.
Everything ever written by David Halberstam
Loose Balls by Terry Pluto, about the ABA, it was just insane.
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thanks for the suggestions keep them coming The GM looks like a good one.
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Next Man Up- John Feinstein.

Best sports book Ive ever read.
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Michael Watson's autobiography

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/07...pt#reader-link

Amazing story.
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All of John Feinstein is good and James Blake's autobiography is prob the best sports autobiography I've ever read.
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