Rogers Hornsby famously stated "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." That's one option. I prefer some just barely more active. I was given a nice gift card to Amazon, so I blew it all on baseball books!
One of my favorite books on baseball is the travel diary of Joe Posnanski with Buck O'Neil "The Soul Of Baseball - A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America" I figured I should go to the source. I just started reading this one yesterday, but I've barely put it down.
I've heard great things about this book, and Veeck is one of the more interesting personalities in baseball history.
I added this one to the list because of all the conversation about the Hall this time of year. Someone on twitter mentioned this one as a must read.
Chief Bender was born in Minnesota, and with the exception of a chapter in "Glory of Our Times" I haven't seen much written about him.
I've heard the name Moe Berg many times and have heard several anecdotes about his life, but I haven't read anything in depth - I'm looking forward to this one!
This one has been recommended to me many times, I finally got around to adding it to my collection.
I've read biographies on Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, and Buck O'Neil, I picked up this book to learn about a few more people from the Negro Leagues.
What are some of your favorite books on baseball?