The Emerald Diamond by Charley Rosen
How the Irish Transformed America's Greatest Pastime

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From "Casey at the Bat" to Connie Mack to the Irish Sports Hall of Fame, here is the first-ever full history of the Irish people’s impact on America’s favorite past time, from its earliest years to its most significant milestones today. New York Times bestselling sportswriter Charlie Rosen, author of The Bullpen Diaries and More than Just a Game, delivers a one-of-a-kind instant classic perfect “for anyone who is Irish and loves baseball.” In the words of Jay P. Dolan, author of The Irish Americans, “The Emerald Diamond is a must read. It is a remarkable story about the achievements of the Irish throughout the history of baseball in America.”

About Charley Rosen

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CHARLEY ROSEN is a commentator, analyst, author, and all around pro basketball presence. He played for Hunter College and spent many years coaching. He is an analyst for and and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, More Than A Game with Phil Jackson. He has written over 100 pieces for publications such as the New York Times Book Review, Penthouse, Sport, Inside Sports, and M. He lives in Accord, New York.
Published February 28, 2012 by Harper. 325 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, History. Non-fiction

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As the decades proceeded, the Irish influence waxed and waned and waxed again, and the author includes a number of interviews—oddly dull ones for the most part—with current players with Irish ancestry.

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See more reviews from this publication analyst Rosen (Bullpen Diaries) provides a virtual roll call of every Irish player who ever donned a professional baseball uniform, recounting statistics and exploits in exhaustive detail.

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Charley Rosen offers a tip of the tam o’ shanter to the many men who helped shape the national pastime into the game we enjoy today in this fast-paced history.

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