The first time I watched “Moneyball,” I was mesmerized by how Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager, put together his baseball team. Side note: If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend it.
Fiction. Historical fact. And the fantasy of playing professional sports turned real. Those are the subjects of recently published books by local authors that illustrate well their wide range of talent.
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan looks toward the plate as the light shadows stretch across the outfield behind him during the fourth inning of their Opening Day game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
History is the look at the past that shows us why we live our lives the way we do today. Sports, music, schools, our jobs, the places we visit and the ways we travel to those destinations all are affected by events in years gone by. Two publishers — Gray & Co. and Arcadia Publishing — offer a wealth of volumes that detail the way things were in Stark County. Here are a few favorite titles.