Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from the Inside by Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson was one of the most important figures in early 20th century baseball. Not only was he a great pitcher and later an able manager, he was college educated … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & 375 Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects by Steve Rushin

The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & 375 Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects is an awfully long title. … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling by David Shoemaker

In The Squared Circle David Shoemaker is on a mission. He really wants to clear up a few common misconceptions and make a philosophical point or two about professional wrestling. Not only … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream by Tom Clavin (B DIMAGGIO)

The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream by Tom Clavin is a family epic, the story a family come to America. It starts … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who’s on Worst: The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes in Baseball History by Filip Bondy (796.357 BON)

As Filip Bondy says in his introduction to Who’s on Worst: The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes in Baseball History, it is unfair to categorize anyone … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter by Frank Deford (B Deford)

Just like Queen Elizabeth II, it seems like sportswriter Frank Deford has always been here. As long as I can remember, he has been writing for Sports Illustrated, appearing on … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment