It’s Thanksgiving weekend so that means that people are doing some holiday shopping and looking for that great gift for the St. Louis Cardinals fans in their life.
Redbird Rants has some books and DVDs that will make a great gift for the Cardinals fan in your life.
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On the DVD front, there are a few options. You or that Cardinals fan in your life should have them already but if these items have not been added to your collection yet, here’s some ideas.
*The 2011 World Series box set
*2011 World Series Game 6 on Blu-ray
*The 2011 World Series highlight film
Game 6 will forever be cherished in our hearts. If not for the heroics of David Freese, the Texas Rangers would have won their first World Series championship in club history. What Freese did will never ever be taken away, even if he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and reunited with Albert Pujols.
On the book front, there are countless Stan Musial biographies out there–the most recent by New York Times sportswriter George Vecsey titled Stan Musial: An American Life. Another Musial book, Stan the Man: The Life and Times of Stan Musial, was written by Wayne Stewart.
Derrick Goold tells us the 100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.
In 2012, former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa released his memoir, One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season.
John Smoltz, who played his last season with the Cardinals, also released a memoir, Starting and Closing: Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year in 2012.
Journalist Edward Achorn takes us back to the days of old-school baseball in The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight made Baseball America’s Game.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame celebrated their 75th anniversary this year and how else to celebrate it than publish perhaps what is the one must-own baseball book: The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball’s Greats: In Stories and Images, the Complete Roster of Inductees. This comes after the Hall took us Inside the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck’s memoir, Jack Buck: “That’s a Winner!”, was reprinted this year.
It’s out of print but there’s Stranger to the Game: The Autobiography of Bob Gibson. Gibson will break down every pitch of Game 1 of the 1968 World Series in the next year or two in his third collaboration with Lonnie Wheeler.
He played for the St. Louis Browns but Rick Huhn tells us about George Sisler in The Sizzler: George Sisler, Baseball’s Forgotten Great.
Are you a fan of sabermetrics or interested in learning more? Check out The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball.
In January, we see the first biography of Marvin Miller in Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary.
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