What I’m Reading: “Dizzy and the Gashouse Gang” by Doug Feldmann

Doug Feldmann has become one of my favorite sources for well-researched books about the most fascinating teams in Cardinals history, so it’s no surprise that I enjoyed his 2000 book, Dizzy and the Gashouse Gang, about the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals. This particular team provides plenty of fodder for a writer like Feldmann, and heContinue reading “What I’m Reading: “Dizzy and the Gashouse Gang” by Doug Feldmann”

What I’m Reading: Oh, Baby, I Love It! by Tim McCarver with Ray Robinson

Over the course of his 21-year playing career and even longer tenure in the broadcast booth, Tim McCarver has a wealth of stories and opinions. In Oh, Baby, I Love It! Baseball Summers, Hot Pennant Races, Grand Salamis, Jellylegs, El Swervos, Dingers and Dunkers, Etc., Etc., Etc., published in 1987, McCarver covers quite a bitContinue reading “What I’m Reading: Oh, Baby, I Love It! by Tim McCarver with Ray Robinson”

What I’m Reading: Stan Musial — An American Life by George Vecsey

George Vecsey’s Stan Musial: An American Life is a painstakingly researched look at the legend of the greatest Cardinals hitter of all time. As Vecsey notes throughout the book, Musial was one of the best hitters of all time, with numbers that placed him alongside Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams as the greatest hitters ofContinue reading “What I’m Reading: Stan Musial — An American Life by George Vecsey”

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”