Sunday, August 7, 2016

Merkle Book Timely this Year as Cubs Contend Like They Did in 1908

Best Book on Fred Merkle
Public Bonehead, Private Hero: The Real Legacy of Baseball's Fred Merkle,  provides a history of the 1908 Pennant race, a bit of American history on the Progressive Era, the New York Giants, the Chicago Cubs and more. Like a good novel, the story is central, but understanding the setting can be fun as well. 

If you are a baseball fan who loves the story behind the story, journalist Public Bonehead, Private Hero is for you.  It's on what many believe is greatest baseball story. Author Mike Cameron worked very hard to cover the basics and then build the developments to the conclusion and finish with the full story of Merkle's career. The book contains classic photographs of the Era, many coming from Baseball's Hall Fame. With the Chicago Cubs in contention this year, it might also be a great year to bone up on the last season that the Cubs won the World Series, 1908!

Our book is a short run book printed in America in Dexter, Michigan. Sporting Chance Press is especially pleased to have Public Bonehead, Private Hero: The Real Legacy of Baseball's Fred Merkle listed in Ron Kaplan's great guide, 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die. You can't buy that kind of endorsement.

About Sporting Chance Press:

Our goal at Sporting Chance Press is to provide entertaining books that can give readers a lift in sports and in life. We publish books that give readers insight into the hero within each of us. When sport is at its best, there is a payoff constantly taking shape – a payoff "at work." We are improving—whether it is building self esteem, improving health, developing strong social skills, or learning the habit of achievement. There is a discipline needed in preparing for sports contests and life contests. Getting our bodies and minds in shape for the competition is critical. If we can approach sports training and life with enthusiasm, the contest is pure joy. If we can approach sport and life with passion and not pressure, we can achieve and release that fearless hero within. 
Lawrence Norris