With the end of the season upon us, this week we take a look at a short book that captures so much of what’s great about baseball – and will make a great offseason companion.
In Once Upon a Game, Alan Schwarz interviews 35 well known players and celebrities about their fondest memories of baseball.
From Ernie Banks recalling how his famous “let’s play two” came about, to Buck O’Neil recalling how he felt when he heard that Jackie Robinson had broken the color line, each page is rich with history and a clear reminder of why baseball is such a great game.
The book also supports the Alzheimer’s Association – as 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to helping preserve memories.
So even as the weather gets cold and baseball wraps up another season, Once Upon a Game will bring the past into your present as we patiently wait for another spring.