This is a nice short book that explains the history of The World Series with some great photos from past games. It is only about 60 pages though it is full with a lot of great information – and a lot of even greater photos! It also has a lot of great information on the history of the sport in general, not just the world series, like why there are leagues and when they were split. (There’s even a bit on the Rockford Peaches – a team you may recognize if you’ve seen the movie A League of their Own!) Another chapter is all about the greatest world series games ever played. A lot of really exciting moments are recapped in this chapter! Chapter 3 is all about those that come up BIG in the big games! World Series MVPs. Chapter 4 is all about those memorable moments in the World Series – you know, like the bloody sock! (And Bill Buckner!) And then the book ends with the future of the World Series. Playoffs keep getting expanded- and a lot of people have some thoughts on that. What might the World Series look like 30 years from now?
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review.
About the Book
World Series each season, team legacies and fans’ hearts are on the line. Author Matt Doeden covers the century-long history of the World Series, from its humble beginnings to becoming a worldwide sensation. Discover the drama behind the statistics and record books that keeps the crowd enthralled!