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We Would Have Played for Nothing: Baseball…

We Would Have Played for Nothing: Baseball Stars of the 1950s and 1960s…

by Fay Vincent

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The worst thing about this book is the title, which is sentimental bullshit. You would have played for nothing? Then how come nearly every star of the era (the ones with leverage) was involved in protracted salary disputes? Why did they sit out Spring training and the beginnings of seasons? Why did they have mysterious injuries and even throw games for money? But most of the memories in the book *are not* sentimentalist bullshit, and several of the old players have some real insight. ( )
  ehines | Jan 27, 2014 |
I loved this book of interviews with Baseball Hall of Famers from the 50s and 60s. The pitchers were especially interesting as they talked about different pitches and the difference in pitching then and now. Many of the stars interviewed were childhood heroes of mine like Duke Snider and Whitey Ford, which made this book especially interesting to me. ( )
  nmele | Apr 6, 2013 |
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