The Only Game in Town Scouting Report In the first entry in a proposed oral history, the ex-MLB commissioner interviews 10 players from the 1930s and '40s, from Dom DiMaggio… The Only Game in Town Scouting Report In the first entry in a proposed oral history, the ex-MLB commissioner interviews 10 players from the 1930s and '40s, from Dom DiMaggio… 2006-04-04 Nonfiction Sports Simon & Schuster
Book Review

The Only Game in Town (2006)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Apr 04, 2006; Writer: Fay Vincent; Genres: Nonfiction, Sports; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Scouting Report
In the first entry in a proposed oral history, the ex-MLB commissioner interviews 10 players from the 1930s and '40s, from Dom DiMaggio (Joe's little bro) to Larry Doby, the first black American Leaguer.

Curveball
Both Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner and Negro League star Monte Irvin name-check Ewell ''The Whip'' Blackwell. ''Toughest pitcher I ever hit against,'' says Kiner. ''No argument.''

Final Score
A much-needed history lesson for younger fans.

Originally posted Apr 14, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints
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