Book Review: Tom Seaver

Review by Budd Bailey I waited about 10 years for someone to get this right. Back around 2011, I read a biography of Tom Seaver called “The Last Icon.” It…

Review: Papi

Review by Budd Bailey It’s time for another discussion about that literary phenomenon – the double autobiography. And the person in question is baseball standout David Ortiz. Fans of the…

Review: Indy Split

Review by Budd Bailey In hindsight, it all seems so silly. Auto racing in this country used to be rather simple. On one side was the events that used one…

Book Review: Stealing Home

Review by Budd Bailey Some of the best sports books are the ones that barely touch the activity that takes place on the playing field. “Stealing Home” can be found…

Book Review: Heart and Steel

Review by Budd Bailey At the end of the author’s note that starts his autobiography, Bill Cowher writes, “All in all, I coached the Steelers for 261 games. Fifteen years…

Book Review: Fenway 1946

Review by Budd Bailey There’s never been a baseball season quite like the one in 1946. After almost 40 years of stability and growth, major league baseball faced some difficult…