The Bookshelf Conversation: Jon Leonoudakis

December 22, 2016

sweetspotIf I had the wherewithal, I think I’d be doing something like Jon Leonouakis‘ streaming TV show, The Sweet Spot: A Treasury of Baseball Stories. I mean, he interviews people, I interview people. But as the saying goes, “Show me, don’t tell me,” and as a veteran filmmaker, he’s the man behind several well-crafted baseball documentaries, including Not Exactly Cooperstown, about the quirky Baseball Reliquary; The Day the World Series Stopped, which covers the Earthquake Series of 1989 between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland As; and, most recently, Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a tribute to the veteran sports scribe, Arnold Hano, author of the classic book, A Day in the Bleachers.

jon-photoI’ve enjoyed our previous conversations about his work, both the normal phone calls just to catch up as well as specifically for the Bookshelf. Here’s the latest.


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