Despite a relatively-short career, former third baseman Kelly Gruber established himself as a fan favorite in the hearts and minds of the Blue Jays faithful. As a member of Toronto’s first World Series championship team, Gruber released an auto-biography regarding his life in, and opinions on baseball. While not terribly revealing, the book does shed some light on the career of the all-star third bagger.
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Life in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico is dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, that seeing dead bodies in the street is a daily occurrence. Still, that did not stop Robert Andrew Powell from chronicling his life in the midst of the terror, where soccer has become a source of strength and salvation for many of the citizens. His 2012 book on the subject captures the spirit of the embattled city.
The 1992 Dream Team is widely considered the best basketball team ever assembled, and they proved it by winning gold medals quite easily. In his new book, author Jack McCallum reveals some behind-the-scenes details about how the players interacted and clears up some of the myths that have surrounded them for the past two decades.
Josh Luchs’ “Illegal Procedure” is a to-the-point book about the life of a professional scout. It exposes the messy underbelly of the culture, at least from Luchs’ point of view. Luchs’ career has been filled with controversy, and he holds nothing back as he details shady dealings and questionable ethics.
When Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller released “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World Of ESPN” their comprehensive, all-in-one history about the sports network, many paid attention. However, many felt they wasted their time – and money – on the 700-plus page read. The book does little to expand on an already-known past. Still, those who don’t know much about the network’s history may find something to enjoy in this one.