Catcher by Peter Morris

This book was not what I expected, which is my fault for not doing my research for getting the book. Given the title, I assumed the book was going to be about evolution of the position from the dawn of baseball to modern day. The book focuses only on the late 1800’s and how the backstop position evolved with the game.

Obviously, I think the topic is interesting but I found the writing to be bland and boring. Whenever the author shifted his focus off the game towards other legends, I felt my mind wandering off frequently.

For someone interested in the earliest of earliest days of baseball, they would find this book appealing. Someone looking for a broad retrospective on the catcher will probably be disappointed.