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Great Baseball Books

Havana Heat
Brock, Darryl
Total Sports Illustrated, 2000

The author of the classic If I Never Get Back, Brock captures John McGraw's New York Giants also (the subject of Eric Rolfe Greenberg's The Celebrant) as they play exhibition games in Cuba. The book transports the reader back to the 1910s and weaves together the story of Luther "Dummy" Taylor, McGraw's deaf pitcher, and a Cuban phenom, whose skin color poses an obstacle to his playing in the major leagues.

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