Friday, April 10, 2009

Tom Werner's best baseball books

Tom Werner is the chairman of the Boston Red Sox and an award-winning TV producer whose credits include That ’70s Show, The Cosby Show, and Roseanne.

For The Week magazine, he named his six favorite baseball books. One title on the list:
Bang the Drum Slowly by Mark Harris (Bison, $15).

A classic film but an even better novel. The story chronicles the raucous shenanigans of a fictional group of New York ballplayers. The only time I have ever cried more at an ending was when I watched Red Sox lefty Jon Lester, a cancer survivor, complete his 2008 no-hitter.
Read about the other five books on Werner's list.

--Marshal Zeringue