I have reviewed several books from Clerisy Press here on the Bookcase in the past. Every book we looked at was tied to the Cincinnati Reds, and there long and glorious history. They have done a great job with the Reds series and always allow fans to get detailed and complete stories. Now I have some other offerings from the same publisher that helps fans make sure they can enjoy the baseball season every single day of the year.
John Snyder and Clerisy Press have created this oddball series of books that are a lot of fun for fans of each individual baseball team. Birthdays, stadium milestones, historical team events, team personnel as well as any other thing to mark a historical occasion or event in your teams history are captured here.
Each book has been broken down to into date format so you can see what happened on any particular date. So readers can read it in various ways. You can sit down and read the book at one shot or you can read a page a day and spread the fun out through the entire year. Readers can even pick certain days they want to check out, like your birthday, wife’s birthday, anniversary, dog’s birthday, tax day, the possibilities are endless to make the book fun for the readers. It allows the fan to make sure every day even during the off-season, has a little baseball in it.
I also think books like this are a great learning tools for new fans. They allow you to get team history in a fun and interesting way. They are a basic history lesson of the team in small bites, so you are actually learning something without realizing it. When did the Cardinals set a major league record for using the most pitchers in a shutout? How are the Dodgers involved in the only foul ball fatality? How many managers did the Red Sox have in 1907? When was the longest game at Wrigley Field…..and no it was not 1979? These are the fun things you will get in each of these books, and John Snyder has hit a home run with research and attention to detail which allows him to bring forth to the fans informative, enjoyable and fun books.
You can get all of these books from the nice folks at Clerisy Press