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Author: Joe Posnanski
ISBN: 0060854049
Language: English
Pages: 304 pages
Category: Ethnic & National
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 11, 2008)
Rating: 4.5
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The Soul of Baseball book. The Soul of Baseball is the result of sportswriter Joe Posnanski spending a little more than a year traveling the United States with Buck O’Neil.

The Soul of Baseball book. Buck, a man I’ve never met Now that I’ve finished reading it, I can’t really classify The Soul of Baseball. It’s not really a baseball book.

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Joe Posnanski is up to the task of writing about so worthy a subject. He is observant without being cynical. Awesome book, not just about baseball but about life. He is lyrical without being sentimental. 2 people found this helpful.

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Joe Posnanski is national columnist for NBC Sports.

Joe Posnanski is national columnist for NBC Sports. He has written five books: The Good Stuff, was a collection of columns. The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O’Neil’s America, won the Casey Award as best baseball book of 2007.

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When Legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked sports columnist Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, Posnanski had to think . A great book, if you are a baseball fan a must read. Buck O'Neil's knowledge, warmth & humor about sports & life in his era should not be forgotten.

When Legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked sports columnist Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, Posnanski had to think about it. From that. A Book You can't Put Down. com User, March 12, 2007. The Soul of Baseball" is the most entertaining and engaging book on sports I've read, since I discovered . Kinsella's "Shoeless Joe Jackson" (which would later become "Field of Dreams") in 7th grade, 20 years ago.

His book The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America was published by William .

His book The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America was published by William Morrow & Company and won the CASEY Award as best baseball book of 2007. In all, he has been nominated 26 times for APSE Awards, and he also has won in the features and projects categories.

The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America is a 2007 book written by Joe Posnanski about Buck O'Neil, an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s and 1950s

The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America is a 2007 book written by Joe Posnanski about Buck O'Neil, an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s and 1950s. O'Neil's contributions to the game of baseball and his love for the sport garnered national attention when he was featured in Ken Burns' 1994 documentary Baseball.

When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O'Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game.

The Soul of Baseball is as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. Driven by a relentless optimism and his two great passions—for America's pastime and for jazz, America's music—O'Neil played solely for love. In an era when greedy, steroid-enhanced athletes have come to characterize professional ball, Posnanski offers a salve for the damaged spirit: the uplifting life lessons of a truly extraordinary man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy and love life.

Comments (7)
Thetahuginn
More than a baseball book, this is really a story about life and how to live it! Posnanski does a masterful job relating the experiences of Buck O'Neil in a world that could have caused him to become cynical. Here is a tribute to how positive attitude can conquer life's difficulties. This was especially significant for those of us in our waning years to whom baseball was summer! It was the only game and it was played by every American regardless of race or ethnicity. This book is a must read for everyone who respects the game and those who loved to play it. Heck, it's a must read for everyone who loves a great story!
Djang
This book is not just about baseball or just about Buck O'Neil. This is a story of people and their flaws and quirks, of what it means to be an American, of hope. It is not heartwarming in the schmaltzy sense of the word. It uses baseball and the story of Buck O'Neil to take an unflinching look at many hard things of life and yet still find joy in the midst of it. Beautiful prose and even occasional poetry are constant through the book, much like the game of baseball itself. If you are a baseball fan or simply want a poignant story, read this. You won't regret it.
Jorad
I could belabor an in-depth review, but I urge you to immerse yourself in this amazing work of love. Posnanski accomplished the miraculous: he was with this book but not of it. Unlike so many sports bios that worship the subject (or the writer), Posnanski puts all ego aside and takes us on a journey through Buck's eyes - eyes that have seen much, seen the breadth and depth of the U.S. I went shopping for a book on the history of the Negro Leagues, but all were dry histories. Then Joe P. introduced me to Buck, and I found riches that transcended baseball.

This book digs deep into so many subjects:, I would use it in a sports management class, a history class, a journalism class (not just sports journalism), a literature class, a sociology class...However, I just happen to be a professor, so please indulge me that list. Most of all, if you want to read because you love baseball, African-American U.S. history, events current and 50 years past, grab & eat this book. It doesn't matter if you dislike baseball or sports or biographies because this book uses these aspects as part of the overall vision of a life well-lived.

Most of all, if you want to know how to live a virtuous, positive, genuine life that touches all you meet, then meet Buck O'Neill. There are angels all around us, and Buck (and Joe P.) is blessed to be a blessing.
Black_Hawk_Down.
"The Soul of Baseball" is a passionate, perceptive, playful, pleasant, poetic, poignant and provocative book based on a year in the life of 93-year-old Buck O'Neil. It is a wonderful wedding of author and subject. Buck O'Neil was a good baseball player, but his "superpower" seemed to be his ability to make people feel good. Joe Posnanski is up to the task of writing about so worthy a subject. He is observant without being cynical. He is lyrical without being sentimental. I loved Buck's scouting report: "His heart was willing, but his rump was gone." The book is full of humor, oral history and folksy philosophy. The only time I thought the author was trying too hard to be cute was when he tried to make a joke about Arlen Specter. The joke would have been funny if it was about some other senators, but it didn't really apply to Specter and fell flat. Almost all the rest of the book was smooth baseball jazz.
Thorgahuginn
A beautiful book about a beautiful man. Joe Posnanski captures the essence of Buck O'Neil's positive attitude and inner strength which overcame life's difficult and challenging circumstances. Buck did not allow bitterness to enter his heart. He overcame injustice by counting his blessings and persevering.

The book is very well written. Hard to put down. Familiar stories about Buck's life in baseball are brought new life through Posnanski's writing. The author does this great man justice by showing us Buck in intimate detail. Buck loved life. He loved people. He loved baseball. One cannot read this and not love Buck.

The best of the books about Buck O'Neil.
Grosho
All you can say is what a kind man. This book is the best book on baseball I've every read. It's the best because it doesn't have numbers and stats. It indeed captures not only the Soul of Baseball but the Soul of a Great Person. If you are ever n KC be sure to go to 16th and Vine and tour the Negro League Museum. Hopefully you'll get to met Mr. Bob Kendricks. Tell him hello.
Iell
This is a book about love for fellow human beings, disguised as a book about baseball. There is as much love in Buck O'Neil's heart as the entire New Testament. A wonderful man that I wish I would have known.

Young men, read this book. Learn a little history, and some appreciation for what you have. Author and subject were a perfect match. Let's hope 2020 sees an injustice corrected..
Awesome book, not just about baseball but about life. Highly recommended. Probably my favorite baseball book, if not then it's gotta be in the top 3. As a Royals fan, I'm used to hearing about Buck O'Neil and have visited the Negro Leagues Museum in KC a couple times so that probably makes it even better for me.