A Baseball Winter: The Off-Season Life of the Summer Game

Terry Pluto, Other MacMillan Publishing Company $0 (312p) ISBN 978-0-02-597760-0
This baseball book has five authors plus its editors, with Pluto doubling in brass. Each contributor writes on one team: Ross Newhan of the Los Angeles Times on the Angels; Marty Noble of Newsday on the Mets; Peter Pascarelli of the Philadelphia Inquirer on the Phillies; Pluto, formerly of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on the Indians; Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on the Braves. They cover the teams from September 27, 1984, to April 7, 1985 (there is also an epilogue), and provide insights into what goes on when the stands are empty. The book is arguably the best picture of behind-the-scenes maneuvering among owners, managers, players and agents ever drawn; the reader catches as never before the mood in various front offices, ranging from calm to frantic. January 23
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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