When I learned that Ernie Harwell had died, I reached for my bookshelf, where I keep a few baseball books. One is called Ernie Harwell’s Diamond Gems, a collection of anecdotes, most of them short enough to tell between pitches or at-bats. (It’s also a signed copy. The man had very neat handwriting.)
What books should be in every baseball fan’s library? Men at Work by George Will? Moneyball by Michael Lewis? Bless You Boys by Sparky Anderson? Post your suggestions in the comments section.