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I wouldn’t mind having some of these on my bookshelf. The “odd” could have a double meaning: yeah, there are 100-something items on display (the exhibit actually features more than 150 paintings). And yeah, some of them are pretty odd. The LA-based Skirball Cultural Center will offer this exhibition by Southern California–based artist Ben Sakoguchi, […]

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I was doing an on-line search for baseball book art to incorporate into a screen-saver slide show and came across an image that looked a bit odd and familiar. Sure enough, it was not an baseball cover but a faux cover included in one of a very entertaining series of entries by Jim Baker, a […]

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NEW STUFF: 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… […]

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This is a wonderful age we live in. A decade ago, I never would have been able to meet someone like Gary Cieradkowski, the artist who created The Infinite Baseball Card set and author of the newly-published The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball’s Forgotten Heroes. I’ve known Cieradkowski for several years […]

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The latest list of goings-on at the Bergino. I don’t get there often, but I’m hoping to finally meet Dan Epstein in June. Wednesday, May 28 @ 7:00 PM The Fight of Their Lives with John Rosengren _________________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, June 4 @ 7:00 PM Wrigley Field, with Ira Berkow _________________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, June 19 @ 7:00 […]

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As the saying goes, I don’t know art, but I know what I like, and I like Mark Ulriksen‘s work. The California-based artist has a unique style which has earned him a number of covers for publications like The New Yorker. His approach is entertaining and humorous while being reverential at the same time. Ulriksen’s […]

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2014 already?

November 26, 2013

Not quite, but you might as well prepare by purchasing your “personalized” baseball calendar from artists Maggie Lawrence. From her Facebook post: My calenders will be for sale $20 pick 12 images and email me or message me with your selections payment can be through paypal or check http://www.flickr.com/photos/margielawrence/sets/ make sure to get your order […]

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Baseball artist Graig Kreindler reminds us that today is the anniversary of Hank Greenberg‘s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Author appearance: Bob Woods

September 12, 2012

The author of Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards will be the featured guest at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in Manhattan on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Woods was a guest on a Bookshelf podcast back in June. From the press release: Yankee Greats features 100 baseball cards of the greatest and most popular […]

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Graig Kreindler got a nice write-up in Hyland Magazine which was, according to the publisher, “created strictly for subscription on the iPad,” (booo). If you have an iPad, God bless. If not, and you’re on Facebook, you can read the individual panels here.

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Remembering Andy Jurinko

June 15, 2012

Artist Andy Jurinko loved baseball. He was especially enamored of players from what he considered a “Golden Era.” He published Heart Of The Game: An Illustrated Celebration Of The American League, 1946-1960 and 2004 and his new title, Golden Boys: Baseball Portraits, 1946-1960 was published posthumously. Jurinko died of pancreatic cancer in February 2011 at […]

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Sheesh, what’s going to be left? The New York Times sports media writer Richard Sandomir wrote this story about sports cartoonists joining the endangered species list last week. In my attic I have pages torn from the NY Daily News from 1969, when Bruce Stark drew a series of Mets, including Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver, […]

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From the George Krevsky Gallery: Opening day of baseball season millions join together to root for  their home team, to watch, to listen and to experience.  Partake in this great American pastime at The George Krevsky Gallery’s Art of  Baseball: 15th Annual Exhibition featuring 76 drawings, paintings, and sculptures by 46 artists from across the […]

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Combining two themes here to bring you some recent podcasts. * Craig Robinson, author of the new Flip Flop Fly Ball: An Infographic Baseball Adventure (See all Humor Books), was on the July 19 edition of Slate’s Hang Up and Listen. There are several excellent questions about Robinson’s though processes as he comes up with […]

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Back to bidness

July 18, 2011

Well, that week off didn’t go exactly as I’d hoped. I really expected to get a lot more done vis-a-vis 501Baseball Books. A trip to the main branch of the NY Public Library turned out to be disappointing although going into the city did give me the opportunity to spend some time with Jay Goldberg, […]

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I discovered Summer Anne Burton’s site — Every Hall of Famer — through another new and equally engaging site, Bethany Heck’s Eephus League of Baseball Minutiae. This was about the time I started compiling the lists of books about inducted members of the Hall, so it was kismet. As I’ve said before, I don’t much […]

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The name might not be familiar but the pictues are. I just learned that Jurinko, who specialized in baseball art, died recently from pancreatic cancer at the age of 71. There will be a memorial service tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crestwood/ Perazzo Memorial Chapel, 199 Bleeker Street, Manhattan. Jurinko published The […]

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I first “discovered” Dick Perez many years ago via his “Diamond King” baseball cards inserted into the Donruss sets. Little did I realize that that was just the tip of the iceberg. Perez, a former “official artist” for the Baseball Hall of Fame, has just released The Immortals, a massive, gorgeous collection of his work […]

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On Saturday July 3 from 12 – 4:00 p.m., come celebrate America’s favorite pastime and the art of Norman Rockwell. Meet Linda Ruth Tosetti, Babe Ruth’s granddaughter; learn about the Major Leagues from Brian Daubach, former Red Sox first baseman; explore the art of baseball with illustrator Graig Kreindler; take a lively look at the […]

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Come on, you know you do it. Everybody does it… The first time I “discovered” myself was in an airport in Milwaukee, coming back, appropriately enough, from a SABR convention. In the time since, when I’ve Googled myself to see where mention of The Bookshelf might have appeared. I’ve discovered I share the name with […]

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