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Three out of three “Highly Recommended” ratings at Bookvibe.com

 

Love the story series? Now read the book!

Published Nov-1-2013 by Acta Sports, 231 pages, 52 stories accented with over 150 pictures — many in full color — and numerous charts. Just in its look, Greg Pierce of Acta Sports described it as: “Absolutely stunning, the most beautiful baseball book we have ever published.”

 

 

There is no more passionate baseball historian than Craig Wright. His stories are fascinating, well researched and well written. Craig has a wonderful gift for telling intriguing stories that we have never heard, and providing little known details of familiar tales. … The photographs are priceless, and the research notes impossible to ignore. For any baseball fan, this book is a true treasure....long overdue....a loving gift to followers of the greatest game in the world.

Eric Nadel, Texas Rangers Radio Announcer, 2014 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award

Every time I read one of Craig’s stories, it’s like reading the very best parts of a book …

It’s also a beautiful, substantial book, filled with perfectly evocative images.

Rob Neyer, Senior ESPN writer in his review for the Hot Corner Bookstore 

 

While I consider myself extremely knowledgeable about the game, I was pleasantly surprised to learn things I didn’t already know.  And even those topics I do know were enjoyable in the retelling.

 

The book’s essays are short, well-researched and easily digestible, and are followed by what became my favorite feature—”Research Notes.”  Rather than cram everything into several pages, Wright expertly chopped topics into a few pages and then ended each essay with lists of interesting tidbits.

 

Whether you’re someone like me, who’s been researching baseball for 40 years, or a casual fan or someone who has a son or daughter who wants to learn more about the game, I can’t recommend Pages From Baseball’s Past enough.  It’s an entertaining and informative read that will keep you warm until pitchers and catchers report early next year.

Mike Lynch, reviewer at Seamheads.com

This collection [of stories] is a treasure.   Scott Simkus of Talking Baseball

 

The two recipients of the autographed copies that I gifted have raved about it. 

                                                                       David Wise, long-time subscriber

 

 



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From the Amazon Reviews

 

This book is a grand slam homer

 

You’ll finish this book pining for a Volume II.

 

Wonderful and enthralling stories. A great read.

 

I couldn’t put it down …

 

Wright hits it out of the park

 

Loved it

 

A must for baseball fans

 

The entertaining stories & old-time illustrations are a perfect marriage of words and pictures.

 

Super enjoyable read!

 

Learned a lot and had fun doing it. Highly recommend.

 

I am a baseball history buff, so when I saw this title I had to have it. The stories are wonderful. The research that was done for these stories is amazing.

 

[The stories] humanize the players/managers and draw me in as much as reading a good series of fictional short stories — from the heart-warming, to tragic, to intriguing — always aware these are real people. The stories also give fascinating historical context … Wright makes connections that a less astute writer would miss or fail to express so clearly.

 

Pages from Baseball’s Past is dedicated to the memory of Stan Reynolds