Books

B+

We Would Have Played For Nothing

Genre: Nonfiction, Sports; Author: Fay Vincent; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

In Fay Vincent’s We Would Have Played for Nothing, players from the ’50s and ’60s, including ”Chairman of the Board” Whitey Ford, reminisce in the ex-MLB commish’s second oral history.

Dugout Banter
According to Robin Roberts, Phillies manager Ben Chapman told Dodger Jackie Robinson, ”Jackie, you’re one hell of a ballplayer, but you’re still a n—–.” Chapman was fired.

Final Score
We’re eager to see who suits up for volume 3. B+

Originally posted March 21 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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