Clearing the Bases; Nine Who Did It with Grit and Class
In Clearing the Bases, Budig selects nine from a wide array of individuals and offers candid biographical sketches of these compelling characters. He knows them well. The book focuses on Cal Ripken, Bobby Brown, George Brett, Joe Torre, Bob Feller, Mike Ilitch, Marty Springstead, Bill Madden, and Frank Robinson. Former National League president Len Coleman writes a foreward that sheds new light on the legacy of Jackie and Rachel Robinson.