The Bookshelf Conversation: Dan Schlossberg

April 24, 2017

Image result for dan schlossbergDan Schlossberg has written thousands of articles and a number of books on the national pastime, including a couple of my personal favorites on which he collaborated as co-author, Al Clark‘s Called Out but Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey and Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story.

Schlossberg’s latest is also one of his oldest. He first released The Baseball Catalog in 1980. In 2002, it morphed into The Baseball Almanac and now, it’s The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime. The name may have changed but the concept is still the same: hundreds of pages of fun facts designed to entertain and bring a smile to the face or a shake of the head.

I spoke with Schlossberg recently about how the baseball publishing world has changed over the last quarter-plus century.

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