There’s not a lot of poetry bound up with sports and that’s one of the reasons to check out Lineup for Yesterday. In 24 captivating four-line poems, Ogden Nash introduces the reader to the greatest baseball players of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Following poems, there are biographical notes written by Nash’s daughter as well as colorful cartoon-style pictures of players. Lineup for Yesterday is a compulsory addition to every devoted baseball fan’s library. $15
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