Written by former MLB.com writer and editor Mark Newman, Diamonds from the Dugout delivers charming tales about heroic moments in baseball. Newman’s project began with an interview of beloved Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, whose passionate response made the author eager to talk to others. From one legend to the next, the answers were unexpected, introspective and inspiring.
— National Baseball Hall of Fame
A great new baseball book from Mark Newman...Brooks even wrote the Foreword! Perfect for all baseball fans. . . . a must-read.
— Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.
The best pure Baseball book I’ve read since The Boys of Summer.
— Reader and former Indiana prep star Mike Derrington
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
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
I’m reading the inspirational book #DiamondsFromTheDugout from author Mark Newman. Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, you’ll be uplifted!
— Cheryl Hunter, Bestselling Author, TED Speaker, Life Coach, CNN Personality
You’re going to find a lot of my friends in the pages of this book, and that is one of the best things to happen in a life spent in or around the wonderful game of baseball. . . . Thanks for being a fan and wanting to soak in all of these wonderful life lessons that baseball has to offer.
— Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson
This is amazing . . . ten years in the making. The question was simple: ‘What hit meant the most to you and why?’ . . . A wonderful new book worth picking up.
— New York broadcasting legend Ed Randall
You are a much better author than me! Congrats on the book.
— 2018 Hall of Fame electee and new author Chipper Jones
— Boston Red Sox legend Rico Petrocelli
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
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")
Excited to catch up on some . . . reading and . . . starting with #DiamondsFromTheDugout by Mark Newman!
— Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson
(Mark Newman) 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
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
...not only were the hits memorable but so is this book.
— Lance Smith, The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books
Great read for baseball purists.
— Murray Cook, top groundskeeping consultant (@cookmurray)
— Ryan Thibodaux, Baseball Hall of Fame ballot tracker