If you want to learn how to report, write and tell stories, check out Joe Posnanski’s The Baseball 100, a series that initiated on The Athletic’s media platform. (While you’re at it, might want to subscribe to America’s best sports writing site.)
Since Christmas Eve, I have already read chapters on about 20 of these players. Can’t really compare this to another of his books that I love, The Soul of Baseball, but I am reading it at the same pace as that book on Buck O’Neil. Want to become a better sports journalist? Then read what are essentially 100 feature stories on baseball’s best players.
If you’re looking for another terrific baseball book, check out Tyler Kepner’s K: A history of Baseball in Ten Pitches as well.
No matter what else you do, read as much as you can to learn how to report, write and tell stories. Here a few other books to consider – Thomas Boswell’s Why Time Begins on Opening Day, Edward Achorn’s Fifty-nine in ’84, Chris Ballard’s One Shot at Forever, Frank Deford’s The Old Ball Game, Dan Barry’s Bottom of the 33rd – or anything from the Best American Sports Writing series.
Here’s my thread on Twitter on The Baseball 100.