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Historic games that could inspire books

Originally Published: May 13, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

One of my favorite sports books is Daniel Okrent's "Nine Innings," which is about a 1982 game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Although those two teams would memorably play for the AL East title on the final day of the 1982 season, this book is not about that game. It's about an otherwise forgettable June game but Okrent cleverly uses it as a framework to fill a book with compelling stories about the participants and the sport itself.

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