Been busy finalizing my forthcoming book, Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War, which has severely reduced my Bookshelf time. (Even got my first blurb! Very cool.) So in attempt to play catch-up…
- It’s nice to have your book referenced in a story. You never know that it might influence some readers to buy. Here’s wishing that for Jonah Keri whose 2011 title The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First was mentioned in this piece about the new-look Seattle Mariners.
- Speaking of extra: Extra, extra, read all about every PED suspension in 2016, courtesy Forbes magazine.
- Do you want to work in baseball? Maybe it’s the cynic in me, currently looking for a job, but I wonder how much a book using that title will actually help secure such a position.
- Jim Kaplan (no relation) has a new book out with one of the prettiest covers I’ve seen in a long time. This should not be confused with other baseball books with the same title by Allen Barra, Gene Budig, Bill Starr, and Mike Schmidt
- Bruce Markusen over at Hardball Times conducted this interview with John D’Aquisto, author of the new memoir, Fastball John.