Who is the best at each position throughout the history of each major league baseball franchise? Now Taking the Field provides robust 30-man all-time dream team rosters, selected based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR), traditional statistics, awards, and post-season accomplishments. Additional features for each all-time team include starting lineups, depth charts, comparisons with numerous past authors and fan surveys, and more.
One of "8 new baseball books worth adding to your summer lineup"
"Stone sets out to create arguments among fans of every major-league team by picking 30-player all-time rosters for every franchise, based mostly on the fight-starter baseball stat Wins Above Replacement (a.k.a. WAR) along with things like postseason accomplishments. The latter, for a team like the Brewers, starts to feel a little mean-spirited, but at least is gets a conversation started." — Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 24, 2019
Advance Praise for Now Taking the Field
"A great reminder that there is nothing more fun than a good baseball argument....Endlessly fun for baseball fans everywhere." — Joe Posnanski, Columnist for MLB.com and New York Times bestselling author Cover of Book
"Fascinating and compelling and a must for any baseball fan. 5 stars!!" —Roy Firestone, 7-Time Emmy Award Winner with ESPN
"This volume joins Bill James' Historical Baseball Abstract and a few other books of its genre on an accessible bookshelf." — Bill Brown, Broadcaster for Cincinnati and Houston for 37 years
"Here's a book that actually answers Abbott & Costello's questions...who's on first, why that guy is the left fielder and the reason for today's catcher." — Steve Wulf, ESPN Senior Writer
"Stone's knowledge and love for the game carry the reader along like a bal lpark organ melody. It's the ultimate fantasy league." — Linda Robertson, Miami Herald columnist