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Nancy Pearl: Swing And A Hit

Apr 4, 2014

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Steve Scher talks with librarian Nancy Pearl about just a few of the many baseball books available, just in time for Tuesday's Opening Night at Safeco Field.

Here is a list of the books discussed in the interview.

  • "Ball Four: The Final Pitch" by Jim Bouton
  • "You Know Me Al" by Ring Lardner
  • "The Summer Game" and "Five Seasons: A Baseball Companion" by Roger Angell
  • "The Natural" by Bernard Malamud
  • "Summerland" by Michael Chabon
  • "Moneyball" by Michael Lewis
  • "October 1964" and "The Summer of '49" by David Halberstam
  • "The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych" by Doug Wilson
  • "The Southpaw," "A Ticket for a Seamstitch," "Bang the Drum Slowly!" and "It Looked Like Forever" by Mark Harris
  • "Good Field No Hit," "The Catcher From Double A," "Long Ball to Left Field" and "Mister Shortstop" by Duane Decker

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