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Been busy finalizing my forthcoming book, Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War, which has severely reduced my Bookshelf time. (Even got my first blurb! Very cool.) So in attempt to play catch-up… It’s nice to have your book referenced in a story. You never know that it might […]

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Larry Gerlach, author of The Men in Blue: Conversations with Umpires recently made news when he decided to give his baseball book collection to Colorado Mesa University earlier this month. According to the article from the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, some 1,400 books were involved. It’s not a contest — I’m sure some of you […]

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Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]

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Paying it forward

April 14, 2015 · 0 comments

A few weeks ago, I published a Q&A with Matt Nadel, the 16-year-old blogger and author of Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers. So I got this brilliant of idea of killing two birds with one stone: cleaning up and “investing” in the future of baseball scholarship. I’ve been trying to cull the herd of my […]

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The list is in for finalists for the 2013 CASEY Award for “Best Baseball Book of the Year,” as designated by Spitball magazine. Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere, by Lucas Mann Color Blind: The Forgotten Team that Broke Baseball’s Color Line, by Tom Dunkel Going the Distance, by Michael Joyce Heart of […]

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TWIBB: Jan. 21, 2011

January 21, 2011 · 0 comments

The top baseball books, according to Amazon.com as of Friday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. Title Rank General Baseball Prospectus 2011 1 Baseball America 2011 Prospect Handbook: The 2011 Expert Guide to Baseball Prospects and MLB Organization Rankings (Baseball America Prospect Handbook) 2 The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood, by […]

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The Year in Baseball Books

December 31, 2010 · 1 comment

(and other media, of course.) With the close of 2010, I thought I take a few moments to review the highlights of the past 12 months as pertains to our favorite topic. It’s been a banner year for baseball biographies. We’ve enjoyed munch-anticipated titles from major publishers on Hall of Famers such as Hank Aaron, […]

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but I don’t go making a video about it.

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From MLB.com: With the MLB Postseason underway, a one-of-a-kind item celebrating the game’s history is now available through a special charity auction on MLB.com. The Official Major League Baseball Opus tells the story of baseball’s heritage on a scale unmatched in the history of illustrated publishing. Measuring 20 inches square and weighing 75 pounds with […]

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TWIBB: Sept. 2

September 3, 2010 · 0 comments

The top baseball books, according to Amazon.com as of Friday, Sept. 2. Title Rank General Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis 1 The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America’s Pastime by Jason Turbow and Michael Duca 2 The Natural, by Bernard Malamud 3 […]

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Predictions

August 28, 2010 · 0 comments

I predict that in the not too distant future, we will see: At least one new title on Roger Clemens, taking into account the current situation. In addition, I wouldn’t be surprised if previous books on Clemens and his drug use were reissued A cautionary tale about Stephen Strausburg A treatise of the drop in […]

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TWIBB: Aug. 27, 2010

August 27, 2010 · 0 comments

The top baseball books, according to Amazon.com as of Friday, Aug. 27. Title Rank General Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis 1 The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran, by Dirk Hayhurst 2 The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer’s Inside View, by Doug Glanville […]

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The wife and daughter are making a college tour, so I’m taking the opportunity to visit an antiquarian bookstore down the street, make a few entries, and work on another project. So here’s a bit of what’s going on lately: Birthday greetings, Rocky Colavito, who turns 77 today. The slugger primarily played for the Tigers […]

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TWIBB: Aug. 6, 2010

August 6, 2010 · 0 comments

The top baseball books, according to Amazon.com as of Friday, Aug. 6. Title Rank General Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis 1 Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, by Bill Madden 2 Chicago Cubs Cookbook: All-star Recipes from Your Favorite Players 3 The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing […]

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Bits and Pieces

August 2, 2010 · 0 comments

Two of my favorite people — Rob Neyer and author/artist Kadir (We Are the Ship) Nelson met for this brief discussion (with a nod to Monty Python and the Holy Grail). GhostTheory.com posted this entry on Field of Screams: Haunted Tales from the Baseball Diamond, the Locker Room and Beyond, by Mickey Bradley and Dan […]

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More bits and pieces

July 31, 2010 · 0 comments

Had so much fun (and have so much left over), I thought I’d do some more. Notes for Bibliophiles found this (very) oldie but goodie. Really looking forward to reading The Four Fingers of Death, a novel by Rick Moody, which contains at least a tiny bit of storyline about baseball, as indicated by this […]

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Bits and pieces

July 31, 2010 · 0 comments

Haven’t done one of these in a long time, but a glance at my Google alerts shows more than 500 notices, so here goes. Bruce Markusen at Hardball Times, conducted this interview with Dan Epstein, author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass. HT also ran this review of The Eastern Stars (upshot: “The Eastern Stars […]

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Back in the USSR

July 26, 2010 · 0 comments

Been away so long I hardly knew the place. Gee, it’s good to be back home… Made a quick trip to Ft. Lauderdale to cover a tryout for an Israeli pro basketball team, then it was over to Hotdelphia for a family reunion. Had a chance to read What Else but Home, by Michael Rosen, […]

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TWIBB: July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010 · 3 comments

The top baseball books, according to Amazon.com as of Friday, July 16. Title Rank General Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, by Bill Madden 1 Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis 2 The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America’s Pastime, by Scott Turbow […]

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