The end of baseball a novel peter schilling jr on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in peter schillings wonderful novel the extraordinary baseball season of 1944 comes vividly to life bill veeck. The end of baseball a novel by peter schilling jr the best baseball novel so far this century the end of baseball is the most rollicking free spirited baseball story in years the unvarnished truth of that incredible season and the men who lived it this . The end of baseball reminded me of the books on the shelf at my grandfathers house schilling captures the period beautifully a wonderful story jim bouton the end of baseball captures the mood and feel of a time like no other baseball novel i have ever read you are hooked quickly and for the duration. The first book to utilize the files letters and correspondence of the major league baseball players association the end of baseball as we knew it replays the much storied transformation of power from management to players that set the standard for labor relations not just in baseball but in all professional sports charles p korr also draws on interviews with ballplay. The end of baseball is an alternative history novel it posits a world in which maverick baseball owner bill veeck buys the philadelphia athletics and stocks the team from the stars of the negro league in real life some historians say veeck did actually try to buy the phillies in 1942 the author a former sports writer tells his story well
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