Bill Simmons Reading List

Library Books

A few weeks ago on the of the Bill Simmons Podcast, they did an episode of the Sports Repodder where they talk about the best non-fiction sports books.  The theist of the show is, if you want to write about sports, you need to read all the best sports books.   I'll admit I have not read most of these books.  My favorite sports books not on this list are Teammates, You Gotta Have Wa, and Ted Williams Hit List.

Friday Nights Lights By Buzz Bissinger
Summer Game and Five Seasons - Roger Angel
Second Wind - The Memoirs of an Opinionated Man by
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Jordan Rules by Sam Smith
Under the Tarnished Dome by Douglas C. Looney
Season on the Brink - by John Feinstein
The Breaks of the Game - David Halberstam
Wait till Next year - Mike Lupica William Goldman
Bringing the Heat  Mark Bowden
Playing for Keeps - David Halberstam
Money Ball - Michael Lewis
The City Game - Pete Axthelm
The Last Shot - Darcy Frey
Heaven is a playground - Rick Telander
Loose Balls - Terry Pluto
Ghosts of Manila - Mark Kram
Life on the Run - Bill Bradley
Season on the Brink - John Feinstein
Open - Andre Agassi
Pride Still Matters - David Maraniss
Joe DiMaggio : The Hero's Life - Richard Ben Cramer
Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy - Jane Levey
Thin Ice: A Season in Hell With the New York Rangers by Larry Sloman
The Game - Ken Drydan
The Rider by Tim Krabbé
A Dog in a Hat by Parkin Joe


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