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Jcorye1
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?

I'll go with the painfully obvious answer, Moneyball.


Ysebaert
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
It's not the "best" I've read, but Bootlegger's Boy by Barry Switzer is actually a good book.


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FoulBalls
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
Image: http://images.betterworldbooks.com/140/The-Boys-of-Winter-9781400047666.jpg


Recommended for the 3 or 4 hockey fans on here. Really impressed with the story, as someone who didn't get to see the games at the time.


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BluegrassBelle
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bobbyray21
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
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I'll go with the painfully obvious answer, Moneyball.


It's only painfully obvious because it's an incredible book. One of the ten best books I've ever read.


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wahoocs
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
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Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero


Written by Leigh Montville.

If you're going to read a book about Ted Williams, and I've read them all, this is the one.

Definitely not sugar coated.


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WarSlamEagle
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
My Top 5:

The Book of Basketball
How Soccer Explains The World
Brilliant Orange
Soccernomics
Playing For Pizza


4LSU2
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
None But The Braves- Tom Glavine


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Agforlife
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
Friday Night Lights great look into big time HS football
and i'll have to find it but read a book about a guy who bought an independent single a baseball team and chronicled their season I can't remember the title though dammit


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Ray Penpillage
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
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The Book of Basketball


I enjoyed it.


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dutchtiger
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham and his other book called Bleachers. When I was younger, I enjoyed Matt Christopher books too.


D011ahbi11
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
Senior Year by Dan Shaugnessy


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LSUandAU
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
Johnny Samples book


Matisyeezy
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
I highly recommend this:

Image: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/sites/default/files/images/11w/2012/03/dont-put-me-in.jpg


Fantastic, light read. I read it in an afternoon and was rolling the entire time. Just great.

I also read Ken Burns' "Baseball" back when I was a youngster and thought it was fantastic. I don't know if it holds up, but it was great for exposing a precocious 10-year-old to the greatness and legacy of the game.


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USMC Gators
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
Mick Foley's first book.


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reb13
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
I like game of shadows and meat market.

Also the hockey machine was a great fiction book, I read that as a youngin.
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Tiger n Miami AU83
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
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My Losing Season- Pat Conroy


Gonna have to order this now. Did not even know it existed.

I've read most of Conroy's books and most were written decades ago. Last book I read of his was over 10 years ago. He is my favorite southern author and "The Lord's of Discipline" is one of my favorite books of all time.

Favorite sports books I have read:

1. Bo knows Bo
2. In the Arena - Pat Dye
3. Another Season - Gene Stallings


LSU GrandDad
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
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Playing For Pizza


yea. that and the book about yogi berra and ron guidry. can't remember the name of it damnit.


Sophandros
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
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Brian Belichick's


Who?


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slackster
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re: What's the best sports book you've read?
Seasons of Life is a great book - I would highly recommend it. I also liked Bleachers quite a bit.


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