Pardon this self promotion. The “Fourth Annual Phillies Minor League Digest” is available on Amazon. My friend and companion at the Carpenter Complex and Spectrum Field, Steve Potter, authors the digest and solicits participation from writers, photographers, and bloggers who follow the Phillies affiliates. I provided the chapters on the Clearwater Threshers and the Gulf Coast League.
It is a “labor of love” for baseball that drives the digest. Baseball people at the Complex from the Phillies and other organizations have told us that they’ve seen nothing like this for other organizations. I don’t know how true this is, or if they are just being nice to a couple of baseball nuts who always seem to be at the Complex.
This edition’s foreword is by 2013 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner, Paul Hagen.
Oh, and any money that Steve makes from sales are donated to Phillies Charities.
4 thoughts on “Fourth Annual Phillies Minor League Digest”
I bought last year’s book and found myself referring to it all the time. My one problem with it, was lack of color but I see that’s been adjusted. The non-color version reminded me on a book I found on my grandfather’s book shelf. It was abut Curling around the early part of the 1900s. There were some pictures but you couldn’t make heads or tails of what they were about. It wasn’t until I saw it, at the Olympics 10 or so years ago, that some of the pictures made sense.
That’s not to say the book didn’t make sense but the lack of color made it less interesting.
The photographers lobbied for color, but Steve has always tried to keep the cost down. There’s a substantial difference between the cost of the B&W and color books. Amazon sets the prices. Last year was the first year that sales would have covered his operating costs. But, he gave that to Phillies charities. So, he still took a loss. It’s his labor of love for baseball.
No disrespect to Steve intended. I just wanted to say to anyone buying the book, go for the color version.
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