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NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]

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NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]

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  Re-routed from a post on Facebook by the Hall of Fame: A busy week of Author Series events is coming to the Hall of Fame next week, as we lead up to this year’s Induction Ceremony on July 24. On Wednesday, July 20, longtime author Dan Schlossberg will discuss his newest book, 14 Flags […]

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Baseball has always had supreme rulers. The New York Yankees, with 27 world championships, are generally acknowledged as baseball’s most dynastic franchise, beginning with their rush to greatness in the early 1920s. Even teams more known for their ineptitude — the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs — once dominated the national pastime. But are […]

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First of all, congratulations to Linda P. of Lindenhurst, IL, winner of last week’s book, Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76, by Dan Epstein. Thank you all for your comments. This week’s offering is the brand-spankin’ new Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta […]

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This it the time of year when the baseball media offer their considered opinions on their favorite prospects. Sometimes they’re spot on, other times, not so much. So I thought, why not apply this to the upcoming “rookie crop” of baseball books? That is, titles that are making their debuts in 2014 — no reprints/reissues […]

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Heh.

October 8, 2013 · 0 comments

As first seen on HardballTalk (the writer is no relation):

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One of the legends of the sportswriting world passed away yesterday at the age of 93. Bisher began writing for the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 1950, retiring in 2009. he began his newspaper career in 1938 at the Lumberton Voice in North Carolina. I recall him from his work as a region writer covering the […]

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* Call him mistaken

January 25, 2009 · 0 comments

In his new autobiography, Call Me Ted, Ted Turner includes one chapter devoted to his ownership of the Atlanta Braves. Using the lessons learned through the Rob Neyer School of Detection, it seems that Turner has some lapses of memory, at best, or is fabricating, at worst. He writes about taking over the team in […]

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