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Arnold Hano

The creator of the classic A Day In The Bleachers celebrates the release of a trilogy of earlier titles with an appearance at the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, 2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA, on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m. From the press release: Many know Arnold’s name as the editor of noirmeister Jim Thompson […]


by Arnold Hano. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1964. After reading his classic A Day In The Bleachers and interviewing him for a Bookshelf podcast, I was thrilled to find this little gem available through my local library coop. What makes Sandy Koufax: Strikeout King interesting is the fact that it was published before his famous decision […]


Some vacation. Actually it was no vacation at all. This is the first time since Aug. 1 I’ve been upright, pain-free, and clear-headed enough to post. Following my 11-seconds of fame as one of the first-pitch-throwers at a Trenton Thunder game, I’ve been suffering with a respiratory infection that had me feverish, coughing, and otherwise […]


As mentioned in a previous post, Arnold Hano wrote one of the must-read books for any serious student of the national pastime. A Day in the Bleachers was the first, and in many ways the best, of the single-game analyses genre. His deconstruction of the first game of the 1954 World Series between the New […]


by Arnold Hano. Da Capo Press, 2004. This is one of those things you always figure you’ll get to, like a New Yorker visiting the Empire State Building or The Statue of Liberty. It will always be there, so you figure you have time. Well, Hano will be receiving the the Hilda Chester Award, which […]

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October 21, 2009 · 0 comments

The Daily Reflector ran this piece on Chasing Moonlight. Moonlight Graham was a North Carolina product. Bronx Banter ran a Q&A with Arnold Hano, author of the acclaimed A Day in the Bleachers, his account of the first game of the 1954 World Series.’s review of Satchel, by Larry Tye. Upshot: “Before I read […]


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