Reasons To Love Baseball

I have this book called, “1001 Reasons to Love Baseball.” I usually read it this time of year when there’s a late season snowstorm or just get excited about the upcoming season.  It’s a great book with well, 1001 insights into baseball.  I’d like to share a few of these thoughts:

430: The season yet to be played.

582: Haray Caray’s,” Holy Cow!”

705: Satchel Paige–pitched 3 scoreless innings for the A’s at the age of 59

706: Seeing a game for free. (Bleacher seats at Ebbetts Field cost fifty cents.

3: Skipping school or calling in sick to go to the park on Opening Day.

8: Taking vacation days to see spring training games.

13:  You’ve got tickets and the weatherman says “it’s going to be a great day for a ball game.”


These as you can see, are only a few and picked throughout the book. It’s a nice read and gets me excited every year.

—Mark Gauthier




  1. blithescribe · March 12, 2011

    I love this list – the last three especially! I have a few bookstore gift cards left over from my b-day and was about to go on a mini baseball book spree. I might have to add this one to the list.


  2. tiffk99 · March 12, 2011

    I’m sure that #430 especially rings home with you Cubs fans, right? 🙂 “There’s always next year” as my Cubs fan friends always say.

    – Tiffany


  3. The Cub Den · March 12, 2011

    There, I put the link up for the book. An excellent read!



  4. raysrenegade · March 12, 2011

    The author of that book better send you something…You are selling some more copies of his book this weekend.
    Nothing like the thrill and anticipation that first day as the doors/gates swing open and the smells of the ballpark hit you straight in the face.
    Still can’t believe we are sooo close, yet so far away from the first pitch of the season.
    Hopefully the next three weeks will fly by, then we can all sing in the 7th inning at our respective ballparks and welcome a new glorious season…the right way.

    Rays Renegade


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