This is everything I have reviewed.

The Cloudbuster Nine Book Cover

Book Review: The Cloudbuster Nine - by Anne R. Keene

by Fred Hofstetter on January 30, 2024

Keene's comprehensive book tells several stories behind the V-5 Pre-Flight School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: home to one of the rarest, greatest baseball teams in American history.

The Glory of Their Times Baseball Book

Book Review: The Glory of Their Times

by Fred Hofstetter on February 11, 2023

There's good reason why The Glory of Their Times appears on every "best baseball book of all time" list you'll find anywhere.

Future Value: The Battle for Baseball's Soul and How Teams Will Find the Next Superstar Book

Book Review: Future Value - Eric Longenhagen & Kiley McDaniel

by Fred Hofstetter on January 8, 2023

Discover how amateur and pro baseball scouting is done, how departments are built, and how organizations find talent in Future Value.

The Baseball 100 Hardcover Best Baseball Book 2022

Book Review: The Baseball 100 - Joe Posnanski

by Fred Hofstetter on March 19, 2022

Roam the hallways of baseball history and observe baseball's greatest characters and practitioners in Joe Posnanski's The Baseball 100.

The Baseball Book of Why Book Review

Book Review: The Baseball Book of Why

by Fred Hofstetter on July 25, 2021

The meandering baseball trivia you'll pick up from this volume will make you crack a smile. Plop this on the tank of your toilet for bathroom break reading.

Our Team Book Review Luke Epplin

Book Review: Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series that Changed Baseball

by Fred Hofstetter on July 2, 2021

Luke Epplin's Our Team expertly weaves the narratives of four key figures in the Cleveland Indians' 1948 World Series championship season.

Cheated Andy Martino Best Baseball Book 2021

Book Review: Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and a Colorful History of Sign Stealing

by Fred Hofstetter on June 27, 2021

Martino's Cheated tells all from key figures in the Astros sign stealing scandal - but something tells me there's still story missing regarding the culture of sign stealing in baseball.

How Baseball Happened Thomas Gilbert Book Review

How Baseball Happened - Book Review

by Fred Hofstetter on June 18, 2021

Get a brief and entertaining peek at the early days of baseball, and learn a bit about mid-19th century America while you do.

Bartolo Colon Big Sexy In His Own Words Book Review

Book Review - Big Sexy: In His Own Words

by Fred Hofstetter on May 14, 2020

Just when you thought you couldn’t love Bartolo Colón any more. This charming autobiography cements the folk hero as a bona fide MLB legend.

The Shift: The Next Evolution in Baseball Thinking Russell Carleton Book Review

Book Review - The Shift: The Next Evolution in Baseball Thinking

by Fred Hofstetter on May 3, 2020

Russell Carleton's The Shift is an entry-level introduction to the way a really, really smart bleeding-heart baseball fan thinks about the modern game.

The MVP Machine: How Baseball’s New Nonconformists are Using Better Data to Build Better Players Book Review

Book Review: The MVP Machine - Profiling Baseball's Nonconformists

by Fred Hofstetter on April 20, 2020

Pick up The MVP Machine and brush up on what's happening in player development in MLB baseball. Prepare to hate or really like Trevor Bauer.

K A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches Review

Book Review - K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

by Fred Hofstetter on April 13, 2020

Tyler Kepner's K tells a story of pitching full of joy and enthusiasm for the game we love. This is essential reading for any baseball history buff.

The Cup of Coffee Club Book Review

Book Review: The Cup of Coffee Club

by Fred Hofstetter on March 22, 2020

Jacob Kornhauser tells the stories of 11 ballplayers and the unique journeys carving the path to their single MLB appearance.

The Wax Pack On The Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife Book Review

Book Review: The Wax Pack - Baseball's Afterlife, Found.

by Fred Hofstetter on March 13, 2020

A story of fantasy and humility. Baseball is a microcosm of the things that really matter to people and this book is a reminder.