October 2013 Staff Picks: “The Mouth that Roared: My Six Outspoken Decades in Baseball”

Dallas Green with Alan Maimon; Triumph, 352 pages

In this gregarious tell-all, the former Phillies manager covers the organization’s stinginess (he made $75,000 managing them to their first World Series title in 1980) and the club’s historic 1964 collapse, even hammering his manager, Gene Mauch. Then there’s his greatest loss: granddaughter Christina-Taylor Green, the 9/11 baby and Little Leaguer who was among the 2011 shooting victims in the assassination attempt on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. A great way to celebrate World Series month (and take the sting out of the Phillies’ miserable season). 

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