Recommended Read: Flip Flop Fly Ball

Given my likes of baseball and reading, I’ll occasionally recommend a baseball-related book. My first has to be Flip Flop Fly Ball: An Infographic Baseball Adventure by Craig Robinson. Robinson describes himself as a European who stumbled upon baseball while in the U.S. on business and then fell in love with the game (and going to the ballpark). Part of the book is Robinson’s eloquent description of his journey into baseball fandom, but the majority is “baseball meets Edward Tufte” – it is filled with fascinating and often incredibly detailed graphics about anything and everything baseball. My favorite graph? “Road Jerseys: The Powder Blue Era” in which Robinson shows how the popularity of powder blue jerseys exploded in the 1970s.


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