Best Wellers Pick

Every other month the staff of Weller Book Works nominates and then votes on books we deem worthy of extra attention, our Best Weller's selection. We discount these books to you by 20% during the months for which they're chosen because we believe in them.

 

 

The Baseball 100 Cover Image
$32.00
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ISBN: 9781982180584
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 28th, 2021

On its face, The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski is a list of the greatest 100 baseball players of all time. I have made many mentions to my co-workers that my favorite baseball player, Ken Griffey, Jr., is ranked waaaay too low at #48. I mean, really. And Barry Bonds at #3? Seriously? Come on. There are a million lists of baseball's greatest, and they are all meant to stoke visceral reactions in their readers. This is no different.
 
What sets Posnanski's book apart is his clear love for the game. It isn't just a ranking: in many cases it’s a valentine to those players, though sometimes a sharp-edged one. Each listing is filled with anecdotes, tales (tall and otherwise), nostalgic stories, and, sometimes, condemnations. It's a deep dive filled with enough stats to thrill any baseball lover, but it’s also a compendium of the fascinating types of foibles and fun that all humans can provide. Also...Sandy Koufax at #70 and only one spot ahead of Bert Blyleven? I mean, I love me some Blyleven, but get real. This book is infuriating! I love it.