Monday, May 16, 2011
It’s a Hardball Times e-bookPosted by Dave Studeman
Several years ago, Steve Treder wrote a terrific series of articles that examined the reasons for the relative scarcity of Hall of Fame third basemen. His conclusion was that third base is more of a "crossroads" position due to its unique place on the defensive spectrum. Players tend to move through third base instead of staying put. He went on to list and discuss the many players who have done so.
This e-book is an enhancement of the idea. In it, Steve re-states his insight and then discusses all the great and not-so-great third basemen, the many who have passed through and over the hot corner, and even the many who conceivably might have played third base in the majors but never really did. It's a terrific review of baseball history, from the perspective of one corner of the baseball diamond.
And it's just $3.99 at your Kindle bookstore. I know many of you don't have a Kindle, but don't despair. Kindle software works on many devices, including tablets and the iPhone. You can even download software to read Kindle publications on your personal computer. Here's a link to all the various types of free Kindle reading software.
So support THT and pick up a unique, interesting and readable take on baseball history. Get Third Base: The Crossroads today.
Dave was called a "national treasure" by Rob Neyer. Seriously. Comments about this article can be sent to him through the miracle of e-mail.