Cooperstown Confidential

Cooperstown Confidential

Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The first book to draw back the veil on the Hall of Fame, combining an insider's history of the Hall and its players with a consideration of baseball's place in culture.
Published: New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781596915459
Branch Call Number: 796.357 CHA
Characteristics: 237 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Nov 26, 2015

Author and fan Ze'ev Chafets shows us that Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is an institution built on sand. In fact, its very existence was based on a dubious claim that the first ball game was played there way back in 1839. And when it comes to who gets in, talent is nothing compared to the ability to make it past a gauntlet of petty politics, personal vendettas and bitter grudges - some of which have lasted for decades by the gatekeepers at the Baseball Writers Association. But the second you're in, you can already hear the sounds of the cash register going off. Providing great stories and important context for younger and newer fans of the sport, we learn a lot about this Hall of Fame and the plethora of hypocrisies and double standards that have been in place since its founding in 1939. With so many questions remaining about what do with the best players from the steroid era, this book should be a must read for any MLB fan. My only criticism is that at just under 200 pages, I was left wanting more.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DBRL

To Top