Upon further reviews: Ranking the 30 books in 30 days, 2011

A quick reference to all 30(-plus) books covered in this year’s month-long book review, with how we’d rank them:

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TOP SHELF:

== Day 18: “Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game” (linked here)

== Day 15: “Branch Rickey: Penguin Lives Biographies” by Jimmy Breslin (linked here)

== Day 14: “56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports” (linked here)

== Day 28: “Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn’t Want to Be One (Jewish Lives)” (linked here)

== Day 13: “Pitching in the Promised Land: A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League” (linked here)

== Day 20: “The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923″ (linked here)

== Day 29: “The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals and Secrets Beneath the Stitches” (linked here)

== Day 5: “The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First” (linked here)

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GREAT EFFORT:

== Day 12: “Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles (Images of Baseball)” (linked here)

== Day 7: “The Baseball Hall of Fame Collection: Celebrating the Greatest Players of All Time Through Rare Objects, Documents and Photos” (linked here)

== Day 22: “Remembering Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Boston Red Sox” (linked here)

== Day 10: “Baseball and the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game” (linked here)

== Day 23: “New York Mets: 50 Amazin’ Seasons — The Complete Illustrated History” (linked here)

== Day 8: “Baseball: How To Play The Game: The Official Playing and Coaching Manual of Major League Baseball” (linked here)

== Day 17: “1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase” (linked here)

== Day 6: “Uppity: My Untold Story About the Games People Play” by Bill White (linked here)

== Day 26: “Pitchers of Beer: The Story of the Seattle Rainiers” (linked here)

== Day 21: “Knuckler: My Life with Baseball’s Most Confounding Pitch” by Tim Wakefield (linked here)

== Day 25: “Wizardry: Baseball’s All-Time Greatest Fielders Revealed” (linked here)

== Day 9: “The Bill James Handbook: 2011″ (linked here)

== Day 24: “The Runmakers: A New Way to Rate Baseball Players” (linked here)

THANKS FOR SHOWING UP:

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== Day 30: “Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella” (linked here)

== Day 11: “The Greatest Game Ever Pitched: Juan Marichal, Warren Spahn, and the Pitching Duel of the Century” (linked here)

== Day 16: “The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues” (linked here)

== Day 2: “A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants” (linked here)

== Day 3: “Baseball America Prospect Handbook 2011″ (linked here)

== Day 4: “Baseball Prospectus 2011″ (linked here)

BELOW THE MENDOZA LINE …

== Day 19: “In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me” (linked here)

== Day 27: “Bullpen Diaries: Mariano Rivera, Bronx Dreams, Pinstripe Legends, and the Future of the New York Yankees” (linked here)

== Day 1: “Donnie Baseball: The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly” (linked here)

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