An oldie but a goodie: Ring Lardner

January 14, 2013 · 1 comment

Sports fiction writer S.J. Crown posted this nice essay about “The Baseball Fiction Trailblazer You’ve Perhaps Not Heard About.”

Lardner, a sportswriter from the first quarter of the 20th century, was famous for his stories about Alibi Ike and The Busher, among many others. Most dealt with a kind of fish-out-of-water rube who nevertheless overcame and outsmarted those who thought to put one over on him.

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    Thanks for featuring my little piece. Lardner deserves more recognition than he gets. Also glad to find out about your 501 BASEBALL BOOKS. Look forward to reading it

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