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SBD/Issue 132/Sports Industrialists
Book Shelf: Davis Offers Vivid Portrait Of '79 NCAA Championship
Published March 27, 2009
DIAMOND DIARIES: In Toronto, Garth Woolsey wrote former MLBer RON DARLING's recall in "THE COMPLETE GAME: REFLECTIONS ON BASEBALL, PITCHING, AND LIFE ON THE MOUND" is "20/20, his reflections revealing for anyone interested in a true inside view of his sport." The book is one "for the curious and the purist, full of anecdotes but always focused" (TORONTO STAR, 3/22)....In a special to the N.Y. TIMES BOOK REVIEW, former MLBer JIM BOUTON wrote N.Y. Times writer BRUCE WEBER's "AS THEY SEE 'EM" is a "wonderfully detailed look at the craft of umpiring," and for "future aspirants, the first step should be reading" the book. Weber "spent a good part of three years in 'the Land of Umpires,' hanging out with them" (N.Y. TIMES BOOK REVIEW, 3/22)....ALLEN BARRA's new book "YOGI BERRA: ETERNAL YANKEE" is a "finely tuned portrait of a larger-than-life figure." The book is an "excellent read" as Barra "builds a case that Yogi is the best catcher ever" (SI, 3/30 issue).
ON THE TRACK: AUTOWEEK's Roger Hart notes J.J. O'MALLEY's "DAYTONA 24 HOURS" details the "more than 40 years of the American answer to the 24 Hours of Le Mans," and first-person accounts from drivers "give the book's readers insights into the challenges of sports-car racing at Daytona" (AUTOWEEK, 3/23 issue).