What I’m Reading: Rogers Hornsby by Charles C. Alexander

In a lot of ways, Rogers Hornsby is the greatest St. Louis Cardinal that no one ever talks about. This is partly because the high point of his career with the Cardinals came in 1926, almost 100 years and 10 world championships ago. It’s also, at least partially, because Rogers Hornsby didn’t have the typeContinue reading “What I’m Reading: Rogers Hornsby by Charles C. Alexander”

What I’m Reading: “The Cardinals and Yankees, 1926” by Paul E. Doutrich

In The Cardinals and Yankees, 1926: A Classic Season and St. Louis in Seven, Paul E. Doutrich tells the stories of the American and National League pennant winners in the titular season. The two teams provide practically a who’s who of 1920s baseball, from New York’s Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Bob Meusel to St.Continue reading “What I’m Reading: “The Cardinals and Yankees, 1926” by Paul E. Doutrich”

What I’m Reading: “The Year of the Pitcher” by Sridhar Pappu

In The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age, author Sridhar Pappu seeks to put the 1968 baseball season in the larger context of political and societal turmoil embroiling the nation. While I always appreciate it when baseball books place the events taking place on the fieldContinue reading “What I’m Reading: “The Year of the Pitcher” by Sridhar Pappu”

What I’m Reading: “Tales From the St. Louis Cardinals Dugout” by Bob Forsch with Tom Wheatley

With “Tales From the St. Louis Cardinals Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Cardinals Stories Ever Told,” former Cardinals pitcher Bob Forsch tells a wide range of stories from his 15-year career with the Cardinals, spanning from 1974 through 1988. Forsch’s long career in St. Louis allows him to tell stories featuring Cardinals from acrossContinue reading “What I’m Reading: “Tales From the St. Louis Cardinals Dugout” by Bob Forsch with Tom Wheatley”

What I’m Reading: “That’s a Winner” by Jack Buck

In “Jack Buck: That’s a Winner,” the legendary Cardinals announcer takes readers through his life, first as a poor family in Cleveland, Ohio, then as a soldier in World War II, and then as a broadcaster. Buck’s most interesting stories are about his military service, where he served in Europe and was awarded the PurpleContinue reading “What I’m Reading: “That’s a Winner” by Jack Buck”