Good sports book for my tastes?

Good sports book for my tastes?

Some of my favorite books are
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Kesey)
1984 (Orwell)
A Clockwork Orange (Burgess)
IT (King)
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (Thompson)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Adams)

What are some SPORTS books that would be recommended to me?

Question posted by: Phil D

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  • LJ K

    Roger Angell wrote a great book on baseball; can’t recall the title. Let’s see…
    I was thinking of Game Time.
    There are six or seven books listed at the link above, which you can follow if you like, and see that most (if not all) are collections of terrific essays from the New Yorker.
    He’s a very sports good writer, easy-going (except when very excited by his subject) and often humorous.

  • Persiphone_Hellecat

    There is a great sports book out called Murderer’s Row – short stories by famous writers involving murder and baseball.

    There are tons of great sports bios for every sport.

    You may be too old for them but Mike Lupica who is a NY sports reporter writes a lot of fiction.

    You also might like Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof.

    Also the new editon of Ball Four by Jim Bouton or The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle. Both hilarious books about the NY Yankees of the 70’s.

    But by far the best is Shoeless Joe by WP Kinsella – the basis for Field of Dreams. An absolutely outstanding work.