Baseball Lives

From BR Bullpen

Baseball Lives, published in 1989, is a book of interviews conducted by Mike Bryan with dozens of people from the baseball world. The author does a good job of telling every individual's story as it is not obvious at all what questions were asked. The only flaw may be a few typos, including misspelled player names. The book contains interviews with people from the bus driver for a minor league team to All-Star players, young baseball card collectors to officials in the General Manager's office, umpires, coaches, clubhouse staff and many others, covering a wide swath of the baseball world.

It is interesting to see how people from team dentists to bat manufacturers and groundskeepers see their role in the team's performance. Among those profiled who also have pages here are Dennis Eckersley, Larry Rothschild, Bob Lurie, Glen Rosenbaum, John Adam, Larry Rojas, Mark Funderburk, Randy Hendricks, Joe McIlvaine, Tommy Hawkins, Andre Dawson, Buck Rodgers, Hugh Alexander, Tim Wilken, Harry Dalton, Hank Greenwald, Tom Mee, Bill Weiss, Bus Saidt, Bruce Benedict, Manny Mota, Bruce Froemming and Rex Barney.