The complete 30-for-30 2016 list of baseball book reviews

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From the phenomenal artwork of Lucy Eldrige, available at

Arranged by the quality of the work that we tried to pass along in each review

Top shelf:
== Day 30: “Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers,” by  Michael Fallon
== Day 29: “The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers,” by Michael Leahy
== Day 27: The Grand Old Man of Baseball: Connie Mack in His Final Years, 1932-1956,” by Norman L. Macht
== Day 26: “Cuba’s Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story,” by Peter C. Bjarkman
== Day 22: “The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team” by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
== Day 11: “Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials” by Louis H. Schiff and Robert M. Jarvis
== Day 6: “God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen,” by Mitchell Nathanson
== Day 5: “The Selling of the Babe: The Deal that Changed Baseball and Created a Legend,” by Glenn Stout”
== Day 4: “The 50 Greatest Dodgers Games of All Time,” by J.P. Hoornstra
== Day 2: “Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball,” by Dan Formosa and Paul Hamburger
== Day 1: “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports,” by Jeff Passan

Admirable effort:

== Day 25: “Change Up: How to Make the Great Game of Baseball Even Better,” by Buck Martinez
== Day 24: “The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball,” by Charles Fountain
== Day 21: A list of baseball fiction including “Double Switch” by T.T. Monday, “The House of Daniel: A Novel of Miracles, Magic and Minor League Ball” by Harry Turtledove, “Bucky F*cking Dent” by David Duchovny and “Twinbill: Further Immersions in Historical Baseball Fiction” by Jeff Polman
== Day 18: “I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies: Inside the Game We All Love,” by Tim Kurkjian
== Day 17: “The Little General: Gene Mauch, A Baseball Life” by Mel Proctor
== Day 13: “Baseball’s Power Shift: How the Players Union, the Fans and the Media Changed American Sports Culture,” by Krister Swanson
== Day 12: “The Great Baseball Revolt: The Rise and Fall of the 1890 Players League,” by Robert B. Ross
== Day 10: “Hometown Heroes: The Single Franchise Baseball Stars of the 20th Century,” by Clay Sigg

Thanks for playing:
== Day 28: “Weaponized Baseball: Declassified, Withheld Stories Reveal Baseball’s Hidden Role in Geopolitics, International Military Action, Mental Manipulation & Mass Distraction,” by Scott A. Rowan
== Day 20: “Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats” by Dirk Lammers
== Day 19: “Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life,” by Ron Darling
== Day 16: “The Dodgers and Me” by Leo Durocher (reissued from 1948)
== Day 15: “Jackie Robinson in Quotes: The Remarkable Life of Baseball’s Most Significant Player” by Danny Peary
== Day 8: “Baseball History for Kids: America at Bat from 1900 to Today,” by Richard Panchyk
== Day 7: “Baseball’s Game Changers: Icons, Record Breakers, Scandals, Sensational Series, and More,” by George Castle
== Day 3: “The Cardinals Way: How One Team Embraced Tradition and Moneyball at the Same Time,” by Howard Megdal

Teetering on the Mendoza line:
== Day 23: “Hairs vs. Squares: The Mustache Gang, the Big Red Machine, and the Tumultuous Summer of ’72,” by Ed Gruver
== Day 14: “Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and the Integration of the American League” by Douglas M. Branson
== Day 9: “Finley Ball: How Two Baseball Outsiders Turned the Oakland A’s into a Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever,” by Nancy Finley

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