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SSS Literary Supplement

Book reviews

Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player

Recognition of the Negro Leagues as a major league provides a great excuse to examine the best player you’ve never heard of

SSS Literary Supplement: The Wax Pack

Brad Balukjian’s debut book is a delightful romp through America — with a roadmap of 1986 Topps baseball cards

That Final Ball

A few thoughts on the subject of Jim Bouton

Under the March Sun

The Story of Spring Training

Smart Baseball

The story behind the old stats that are ruining the game, the new ones that are running it, and the right way to think about baseball

The Comic Book Story of Baseball

The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America’s National Pastime

SSS Literary Supplement: Brittle Innings

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of this book, or its author, Michael Bishop. With a long winter ahead of us, we recommend you remedy that

Out of My League

George Plimpton was knocked out of the box — in an exhibition — and spun a fascinating book out of it

Hawk: I Did It My Way

The debut of our book review series tackles the Hawkeroo, and his tendency to tawk and tawk and tawk