In the search for the divine, scholars such as Mircea Eliade and William James neglected America’s pastime, but NYU president John Sexton addresses that omission in Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game (Gotham/Penguin, $29).
When former Lehman Brothers analyst Joe Peta found himself unemployed, he turned to the closest thing to Wall Street—Vegas. In Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order) (Dutton/Penguin, $29.50), Peta reveals how he won a 41% return in his first year betting on the game he loves.
In Globe and Mail columnist Jeff Blair’s book Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball (Random House Canada, $30), we find out why this year’s Jays lineup—click here for more on R.A. Dickey—may be the best that Toronto has fielded since Joe Carter’s walk-off homer 20 years ago.
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