Caroline and my husband Rob are both avid Yankee fans and take turns quizzing each other on obscure Yankee history or current statistics. And of course, Caroline also loves to quiz me and relish in my relative lack of knowledge. So when I saw a baseball book in my new favorite section of the library, I grabbed it thinking maybe I could brush up on my facts and surprise Caroline the next time she quizzed me.
Instead, Len Berman’s The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time has barely left Caroline’s side.
She’s read whole sections about Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. She’s scanned side bars about other great player’s stats. She’s poured over pictures and committed many new random facts to memory.
And all of this she has done with Rob at her side. Caroline’s always been a mamma’s girl. In fact, I used to have vivid day dreams of accompanying her to college. I just couldn’t imagine the day when she would ever separate. Over the past six months, she and Rob have become really good buddies. Not only do I now know she will go college on her own but I also am so blessed to watch her relationship with her dad grow. And this baseball book will now be another shared love and interest between Caroline and her new best friend.
It should come as no surprise to you that my nonfiction-loving (and sports fanatic) son owns this book, and LOVES it. He received it as a Christmas gift and I daresay he was more excited about it than anything else. And of course, my husband, who played baseball from t-ball up through college, couldn’t be happier.