The Bookshelf Conversation: Lonnie Wheeler

October 5, 2015

Very little grass grows under Lonnie Wheeler’s feet. His second-most recent title, Intangiball: The Subtle Things That Win Baseball Games, was released on August 11 and less than two months later we have Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game, the third book he has done with Hall of Famer Bob Gibson. (Actually, that one launches tomorrow, October 6, but as of this posting it’s the No. 1 best-seller among baseball books on Amazon.)

Over his long career, Wheeler’s covered people (Hank Aaron, Mike Piazza), places (Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs), and things (I guess Intangiball counts as a “thing”) and it’s always¬† entertaining and¬† educational when I have a chance to talk with him on his latest work and the next project to come. (I spoke with him in 2010 when he published Sixty Feet Six Inches, an analytic treatise on the yin and yang of pitching and hitting with Gibson and Reggie Jackson.),204,203,200_.jpg


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