A look at three more significant baseball books out this spring
Roy Campanella was the second black Dodger, but as Lanctot deftly illustrates, the HOF catcher faced a different set of challenges after his Chevy struck a telephone pole in 1958, rendering him a quadriplegic.
The Extra 2%
Keri writes on the stock market and for Baseball Prospectus, making him the ideal author for the inside story of how three Wall Streeters--turned--MLB execs exploited market inefficiencies to make the moribund Rays perennial contenders.
Rickey made Stan the Man the Cardinals' leftfielder in '42, and Musial became baseball's most underappreciated legend. It is difficult to write compellingly about a simple and good man, but Vescey, the New York Times columnist, succeeds.