A great new baseball book from Mark Newman...Brooks even wrote the Foreword! Perfect for all baseball fans.
— Cal Ripken Jr.
One of baseball’s top writers, Mark Newman posed the very succinct ‘What hit meant the most to you and why?’ question to more than one hundred legendary ballplayers, and their answers make for mesmerizing, often emotional reading.
— Matt Sutherland, Foreword Reviews magazine
I am happy to lead off Mark Newman’s new bestseller #DiamondsFromTheDugout, and past teammates like Junior, Tino and ARod are in it, too.
— Edgar Martinez
If you love baseball, or just want to be inspired by invaluable life lessons, you will love Mark Newman’s ‘first hit.’
— Leigh Steinberg, sports agent (the "real" Jerry Maguire")
MLB.com’s Enterprise Editor got some surprising answers when he asked a wide spectrum of players what their favorite hit was, and why.
— Hall of Fame sportswriter Paul Hagen, in his 2017 review of the year in baseball books
Think of DIAMONDS FROM THE DUGOUT as a colorful baseball quilt. Mark Newman has sewn together not fabric but stories from Hall of Famers, All-Stars, journeymen, and those who simply love the game. Each story is delightful and many are surprising.
— Tom Verducci, Journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author of The Yankee Years and The Cubs Way
Mark Newman has a new book that you will like, featuring 115 baseball legends each talking about their greatest hit.
— John Thorn, Official MLB Historian and renowned author
DIAMONDS FROM THE DUGOUT is a delightful read about players’ greatest hits, with author Mark Newman branching out a bit when he talks to Bob Costas, James Caan, Bud Selig, and Joe Piscopo, among others, about theirs. The knowledgeable fans can guess many players’ favorites, but some of the answers will surprise you, as they surprised me.
— Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Baseball Writer; 2006 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner
Great read for baseball purists.
— Murray Cook, top groundskeeping consultant (@cookmurray)
— Ryan Thibodaux, Baseball Hall of Fame ballot tracker
...not only were the hits memorable but so is this book.
— Lance Smith, The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books