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Annoucements

Brought to you as a public service announcement: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross in conjunction with Bassett Healthcare, on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cooper Park adjacent to the Hall of Fame in a Red Cross […]

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will recognize the twin traditions of baseball and film when, for the ninth consecutive year, it hosts the Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, Sept. 19-21. Filmmakers can submit their work to be considered for the Festival through Friday, Sept. 5. Films can be of any length and […]

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I am working on a “Bookshelf Conversation” podcast with Heather Quinlan, producer of a new documentary about the 1986 New York Mets. Quinlan is trying to raise $50,000 for her project via Kickstarter. (There are similar sites , but who has time to go through them all? Perhaps this will motivate you to investigate further.) […]

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Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine announced yesterday that it has purchased Minor Trips, a newsletter devoted to minor league baseball, now in its 24th year of publication. Minor Trips will continue to be published in the same format and under the same title as before, with founder and former publisher Bob Carson remaining involved as […]

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Just saw this and one event is already sold out, but FWIW… WHO: Willie Randolph. WHAT: Signing his new book, “The Yankee Way.” WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday. WHERE: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood; 201-445-0726 or book-ends.com. HOW MUCH: Free with purchase of book ($26.99). ALSO APPEARING: 6 p.m. May 21, Yogi Berra Museum, Montclair […]

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The Yogi Berra Museum and Education Center on the campus of Montclair State University is holding a fun and potentially profitable event on Saturday: America’s Roadshow: Memorabilia Appraisal Event Wondering what an old baseball card or autograph or your other memorabilia is worth? Check out America’s Roadshow at the Museum on Sat. April 5 from […]

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I’m going to be writing a lot in the days and weeks to come about the fun new “Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American” exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and its companion book, a lovely anthology. To kick things off, and in recognition of the NCAA basketball tournament, here’s […]

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Bits and pieces, Feb. 14

February 14, 2014 · 1 comment

One of these days I have to get out to the San Diego Public Library. They frequently have good baseball-themed programs, including this one, which starts tomorrow. Tom Clavin, author of The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream will be a keynote speaker on March 8 at 1 […]

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Research bonanza

February 7, 2014 · 0 comments

From Andy Strasberg, via Facebook: Here’s a baseball scoop for fans that live in the San Diego area. Baseball historian and statistician, Bill Weiss of Northern California has donated his massive baseball research material and books to the San Diego Baseball Research Center located on the 8th floor of the new San Diego Central Library. […]

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There’s always a major thing going on while I’m on vacation that I don’t hear about until I get back. In this case it was the “announcement” that Derek Jeter might enter the publishing world when he retires from his playing career. According to a piece in the Nov. 14 NY Times, “Jeter, the Yankees’ […]

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From Wendel’s Facebook post: For those in the D.C. area, I’ll be appearing with Tom Dunkel, author of Color Blind, tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 4, at One More Page Books in Arlington, Va. Yep, that’s the place the president did his Christmas shopping. Fun starts at 7 p.m.

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Peter Ephross discusses his book Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words: Oral Histories of 23 Players at a bagel brunch on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, NJ, at 9:45 a.m. Call 973-379-1555.

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What’s in your wallet?

September 17, 2013 · 0 comments

Or attic, or basement? From the Yogi Berra Museum: What’s your old signed baseball, family heirloom, or favorite piece of Americana worth? Check out America’s Roadshow at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Sat. Sept. 21 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Visitors can bring up to three items to be appraised by […]

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As per Mangin’s Facebook post of Aug. 20: DROP EVERYTHING! Hey South Bay Giants Fans! Brian Murphy and I will be at San Jose Municipal Stadium (former home of Giants #1 draft pick Adam Hyzdu, shot by me in 1992) signing copies of Never. Say. Die.: The San Francisco Giants – 2012 World Series Champions […]

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Borrowing a line from The King’s Speech, one of my favorite movies. Came across this Tweet this morning: Sweet! Not taking a laptop and don’t know what kind of computer access I’ll have while in Philly, but I’m hoping to do some author interviews and video. Until then, “make good choices.”

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Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter Ira Berkow will discuss his eventful time around the New York Mets at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center located on the campus of Montclair State University in Little Falls on Monday, July 15, at 6 p.m., followed by a signing of his new book Summers at Shea. In a distinguished […]

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Brought to you as a public service announcement: Hall of Famer Frank Robinson; former manager Tony La Russa; former Mets Dwight Gooden, Ed Charles, Ed Kranepool, Art Shamsky, and Barry Lyons; and MLB Network personalities Eric Byrnes and Sam Ryan will be in attendance at the MLB All-Star 5K & Fun Run benefiting Sandy Relief on […]

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This time for sure (click to play audio file). I will be appearing with NY Daily News sports columnist Filip Bondy to discuss our new books at the main Branch of the Montclair Public Library tomorrow (June 19) at 7 p.m. This is a redo for the event that was originally scheduled for last month. […]

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John  Rosengren was recently interviewed in Prime Time Radio to discuss his new bio on Hank Greenberg (audio). BlueJaysBanter, a “subsidiary” of Baseball Nation, posted this review of Jeff Blair’s Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball. David King will sign copies of his new book, Ross Youngs: In Search of a San Antonio Baseball […]

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Well, one way is to sign up for the annual Cooperstown Baseball Symposium, which is where I’ll be May 29-31. Veteran sportswriter, author, and commentator Frank Deford is the keynote speaker for this 25th anniversary edition. You can look at the whole program here. As you will see, it’s very eclectic (and that I serve […]

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