Connecticut Baseball: The Best of the Nutmeg State

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Click for availability and more information Connecticut Baseball: The Best of the Nutmeg State, by Don Harrison

If you enjoy semi-pro baseball, then you should read Don Harrison's Connecticut Baseball: The Best of the Nutmeg State. Harrison was a sports reporter for the Waterbury Republican-American, and covered local sports for 43 years. He has a vast knowledge of the teams that played in Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven, New London and New Britain. The book contains interviews with 25 of the Nutmeg's state's best baseball players. These men grew up in Connecticut - some going on to play professional baseball and/or managing. These include: Bobby Valentine, Jimmy Piersall, Bobby Bonds , Charles Nagy and Mo Vaughn. It even includes an interview with John "Zeke" Bella from Cos Cob! The New Haven Ravens, a local team which Rick Langeloh and I used to go see at Yale in the late 1990s, is mentioned. I love the Appendix which contains: facsimiles of baseball cards of local players; records and award winners; a list of natives in the Baseball Hall of Fame; Connecticut-born managers; and World Series participants. This book is only 159 pages long, and is a quick, easy and fascinating read.

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