Search - List of Books by George Vecsey

George Vecsey (born in New York City, New York) is a sports columnist for The New York Times and is a non-fiction author. He is the older brother of New York Post sports columnist Peter Vecsey and the father of Laura Vecsey, the Harrisburg Patriot-News political columnist; David Vecsey, a copy editor at The New York Times Magazine; and Corinna Wilson, chief counsel for Pennsylvania Treasury Secretary Rob McCord. Vecsey is most well known for his work in sports, but he has co-written several autobiographies with well-known non-sports figures.

Although he has written books on a wide variety of sports including tennis, football, basketball, and boxing, Vecsey considers baseball his favorite sport, and has written more books about baseball than any other sport.

Vecsey's baseball books cover several different periods of the game. In The Rivals he covers the entire history of the Yankees — Red Sox rivalry from the first half of the century up until recent years. He has also written books exclusively about modern baseball history such as McGwire and Sosa, about the home run record chase by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa which took place in 1998, and Subway 2000, about the New York Mets and New York Yankees Subway Series which took place in 2000.

Vecsey has also helped several celebrities and high-profile people such as Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, and Harry Wu write their autobiographies. His work in this field has ranged from co-writing credits, to being listed as a contributor (as in Coal Miner's Daughter Lynn's autobiography), to being listed as a consultant.

Vecsey also covered religion for three years for the Times, and authored a chapter of the literary hoax Naked Came the Stranger. Unlike many other well known sports columnists Vecsey does not often appear on television.

His most recent work Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game was released in August 2006 and is a concise 225 page history of the game of professional baseball.
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Total Books: 40
Eight World Cups My Journey through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer
Stan Musial An American Life
2012 - Stan Musial an American Life (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345517074
ISBN-10: 0345517075
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter
2010 - Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307741233
ISBN-10: 0307741230
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Baseball A History of America's Favorite Game
2008 - Baseball a History of America's Favorite Game [Modern Library Chronicles] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812978704
ISBN-10: 0812978706
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Spectators
2006 - Spectators (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780974766058
ISBN-10: 0974766054
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Rivals  The New York Yankees vs the Boston Red Sox---An Inside History
Subway 2000 The Dramatic Story of the First Subway Series Since 1956
2002 - Subway 2000 the Dramatic Story of the First Subway Series Since 1956 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781842222973
ISBN-10: 184222297X
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Subway 2000--12-Copy Floor Display The Dramatic Story of the First Subway Series Since 1956
McGwire and Sosa
1998 - Mcgwire and Sosa (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781858686820
ISBN-10: 1858686822
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Troublemaker
1998 - Troublemaker (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345416254
ISBN-10: 0345416252
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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Forever Yours Faithfully
1997 - Forever Yours Faithfully (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345412973
ISBN-10: 0345412974
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 13

Troublemaker  One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty
1996 - Troublemaker One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780812963748
ISBN-10: 0812963741
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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Tennis and the Meaning of Life A Literary Anthology of the Game
1995 - Tennis and the Meaning of Life a Literary Anthology of the Game (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780788191176
ISBN-10: 0788191179
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Get to the Heart  My Story
1991 - Get to the Heart My Story (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780553292435
ISBN-10: 0553292439
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 11

Five O'Clock Comes Early A Cy Young Award-Winner Recounts His Greatest Victory
Get to the Heart  My Story
1990 - Get to the Heart My Story (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780553057997
ISBN-10: 0553057995
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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1990 - Coal Miner's Daughter [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
A YEAR IN THE SUN
1989 - A Year in the Sun (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780812916782
ISBN-10: 0812916786
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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Super Bowl
1986 - Super Bowl (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590404518
ISBN-10: 0590404512
Genres: Children's Books, Sports & Outdoors, Teen & Young Adult
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Sweet Dreams
1985 - Sweet Dreams (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780523426150
ISBN-10: 0523426151
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sweet Dreams
1985 - Sweet Dreams (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312903404
ISBN-10: 0312903405
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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The way it was Great sports events from the past
1974 - The Way It Was Great Sports Events From the Past (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780070673915
ISBN-10: 0070673918
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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