Much to the dismay of past Major League Baseball owners, this year’s winner of the 2nd annual SLA Baseball Caucus Readers’ Choice Award goes to Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick by Paul Dickson (Walker & Company). In his award winning book, Dickson traces the life history of a true rebel owner who challenged baseball society’s well-entrenched status quo.
The race for 2nd place was tight between Connie Mack: The Turbulent and Triumphant Years, 1915-1931 by Norman L. Macht (University of Nebraska Press) and Bushville Wins!: The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball by John Klima (Thomas Dunne Books).
Our most unique award goes to Nate Silver for his book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t. This prize is given to the author who has previous Baseball writing ties.
Thank you to all SLA Baseball Caucus members who voted in the 2nd annual SLA Baseball Caucus Readers’ Choice Awards and to all the awesome writers who continue to guarantee the posterity of our favorite sport with wit and wisdom!
Baseball Caucus Convener