What’s the news across Baseball Book nation?

April 12, 2017

(WTF, right? Kids, ask your parents.)

Image result for Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game That Saved MeFrom The Hardball Times website, this on Stacey May FowlesBaseball Life Advice: Loving the Game That Saved Me. Upshot: “Every day in baseball brings a chance for something new and exciting, an occurrence to talk about and focus on, to share and enjoy…. Fowles’ latest book…offers exactly that.”

New York Times best-selling author Leigh Montville will give a lecture on his book, Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero on Thursday, April 20, at Wolfeboro Town Hall’s Great Hall at 86 South Main St., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. The lecture will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free for Museum members and $8 for non-members. Call 603-569-8161 for more information.

Also on April 20, sportswriter Mark Feinsand will discuss his new book, The New York Yankees Fans’ Bucket List, at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in Manhattan at 7 p.m. RSVP required; click here for more information.

Al Yellon at BleedingCubbieBlue offers this review of Lost Ballparks by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos.

The Winston Salem Journal published this piece about Chipper Jones, author of a memoir, Ballplayer. The Daily Caller also carried a story on Jones.

Image result for hard to gripThe Desert News focuses on one chapter in Josh Pahagian‘s new book The Amazing Baseball Adventure: Ballpark Wonders from the Bushes to the Show : the one that focuses on Smith’s Ballpark, which hosts Utah’s minor league baseball team, the Salt Lake Bees.

Come on, admit it: you thought Urban Shocker was the name of a rap star. But no, he was a pretty good pitcher in the first quarter of the 20th century and now the subject of a biography by Steve Steinberg. Here’s a review from NYSportsday.com.

The Washington Times printed this review of Paul Dickson‘s latest, Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son.

Austin360 wants its readers to “Celebrate Opening Day with seven terrific baseball books.” FYI, these are not new titles.

This one slipped under my radar but the Bless You Boys site posted this review on Hard To Grip: A Memoir of Youth, Baseball, and Chronic Illness, by Emil DeAndreis, a former college prospect who was unable to live his dream.

The Montreal Gazette ran this one on local hero Tim Raines’ Rock Solid: My Life in Baseball’s Fast Lane.

Baseball Reflections posted a review of Frank Deford‘s novel, The Entitled, originally published in 2007.



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