Books: Memories

LATE INNINGS: A BASEBALL COMPANION by Roger Angell Simon & Schuster; 429 pages; $17.50

Readers who follow both The New Yorker and baseball have grown accustomed to the routine of Author Roger Angell. Each spring, usually in April, he appears in print with his impressions of the Florida and Arizona training camps, early warmups for the major league season ahead. Midsummers often bring his reflections from far off the beaten base paths: he has spent some time with a former star or picked up on the fortunes of an obscure semipro pitcher. After the World Series, he recaps the autumn games and...

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