Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball by Howard Bryant

Published by Philomel Books

Summary:  Each chapter of this book stands alone, chronicling the history of a player or team.  The first section, “Spring”, tells the stories of individual players from Babe Ruth to Rickey Henderson.  “Summer” moves on to teams, like the 1914 Boston Braves and the 1998 New York Yankees.  Finally, “Fall” recounts some of the more amazing World Series.  Don’t worry, Boston fans, both the 1975 and 2004 Red Sox made the final cut.

Pros:  Not being a huge baseball fan, I thought I would just read a few of the chapters. I got hooked with the first story of Babe Ruth and ended up reading the book cover to cover.  Even the most avid fan will likely learn something new from this book, and will undoubtedly enjoy reliving favorite baseball memories.

Cons:  It seems like a no-brainer to have lots of pictures in each chapter.  Instead, there are a mere 18 photos, all stuck at the end of the book.

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