Friday, April 10, 2009

Tom Werner: best baseball books

Tom Werner is the chairman of the Boston Red Sox and an award-winning TV producer whose credits include That ’70s Show, The Cosby Show, and Roseanne.

For The Week magazine, he named his six favorite baseball books. One title on the list:
Game Time by Roger Angell (Harvest, $15).

Any list of this kind should include the writings of Angell, the finest sportswriter of our era. This compilation happens to include his 2001 prediction that Fenway Park would be torn down as soon as the “new management” found a place to put “a nice, modern $500 million park with luxury suites and limo parking.” Angell is a great writer, but I didn’t claim he is a prophet!
Read about another book on Werner's list.

--Marshal Zeringue