Bits and pieces, Feb. 14

February 14, 2014 · 1 comment

bbiconOne of these days I have to get out to the San Diego Public Library. They frequently have good baseball-themed programs, including this one, which starts tomorrow.

bbiconTom Clavin, author of The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream will be a keynote speaker on March 8 at 1 p.m. at BookMania! at Martin County High School in Stuart, Florida, as part of BookMania!’s 20th anniversary.

bbiconThe Almanac, a publication in California, published this piece about Herschel Cobb, winner of Spitball Magazine‘s Casey Award for Heart of a Tiger: Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb.

bbiconAnd guess who’s coming out with another book? Former pitcher Dirk Hayhurst, who will release Bigger Than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life later this month. Hayhurst, who pitched for the San Diego Padres in 2008 and the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009, has to get more mileage out of a short career than any other ballplayer turned author. He has three previous titles to his credit, including The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran, his first; Out Of My League: A Rookie’s Survival in the Bigs; and Wild Pitches. It pays to be prolific: If I’m any indication, readers often go back to earlier works when they discover a “new” writer they like.

Finally, Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody.

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