Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball (Paperback)

The Craft of Baseball

By George F. Will

Harper Paperbacks, 9780061999819, 353pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2010



In his classic tribute to America's pastime--now with a new introduction--political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lifelong sports enthusiast George F. Will travels from the baseball field to the dugout to the locker room to get to the root of the game we all love. He breaks down the sport to its four basic components, managing, pitching, hitting, and fielding, and analyzes the way four of its notables, manager Tony La Russa, pitcher Orel Hershiser, outfielder Tony Gwynn, and shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., approach the game. One of the most acclaimed sports books ever written, Men at Work is a revelatory, and often surprising, study of professional baseball.

Praise For Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball

“A classic that may even stand up as the best basebal book of the ‘90s.”
-Chicago Tribune

“All fans will be in Will’s thrall and in his debt.”
-New York Times Book Review