With spring in the air, it mean just one thing for sports fanatics everywhere. It’s baseball season! Time to dig out your bats and oil up those gloves and head out to your nearest ball field and get back into the swing of things. Whether you’re a Little League parent or a MLB fan, get pumped for America’s favorite past time with some baseball laden tomes from Turner Publications.
Starting with someone who is synonymous with the greatest team in baseball history, the NY Yankees, Yogi Berra’s ‘You Can Observe A Lot By Watching: What I’ve Learned About Teamwork From The Yankees And Life’ is a hilariously funny look at teamwork, sportsmanship and winning. Yogi Berra shares his timeless wisdom that he’s gained from past ball players with others about what it takes to make the right choices and to being a better person.
Next from Turner Publishing is ‘Willie’s Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Barons, The Negro League World Series and the Making of a Baseball Legend’. Written by John Klima, this book tells the tale of Willie Mays and his rookie year in the Negro America League team, the Birmingham Barons and the last Negro World Series. We all know Willie Mays as the Hall of Famer who hit 660 career homeruns, collected 3,283 hits, knocked in 1,903 runs, won 12 Gold Glove Awards and appeared in 24 All-Star games but very few know the how he became the legend that we know today or what culminated into the end of the Negro League.
If you’re an Oakland A’s fan then here’s one you need for your shelves. ‘Aces : The Last Season on the Mound with the Oakland A’s Big Three: Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, and Barry Zito’ written by Mychael Urban with a foreword by Billy Beane, is a compelling read about the rise of the Big Three that started in 2001. The book also talks about what caused their breakup so to say in 2004 when both Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder were traded to other teams.
The last book on the roster for the baseball season is ‘Ball Four: The Final Pitch’ by Jim Bouton. ‘Ball Four’ is a diary of sorts that chronicles Jim Boutom’s 1969 season as a player with the Seattle Pilots and then the Houston Astros in a late season trade. A controversial book when it was originally released back in 1970, Jim Bouton show us an honest if brutal behind the scenes look at what goes on when the teams leave the field.
Even if you aren’t a baseball fan at all, the bookworm in you will definitely love one of these books as you indulge outdoors in the warm days of spring. Turner Publishing is one of the top 101 independent publishing companies in the US. Located in Nashville, TN, Turner Publishing has been in business since 1984 and has published over 3,000 titles that range from fiction & non-fiction, business, young adult, history, romance, mystery, cookbooks, health & wellness, animals, design and so much more. To learn more about Turner Publishing and to search their catalog of titles visit http://www.turnerpublishing.com/.