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There have been dozens of guys like Jimmie Reese, Birdie Tebbets, and many others who are known as “baseball lifers.” They spend their entire professional career in the game perhaps starting out as a player before moving into scouting or coaching/managing, or the front office. I have found there are baseball lifers among authorsĀ as well. […]

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But if you’re in Chicago next Monday, perhaps you can partake: Imperfect Perfect Game: Baseball Writing in America When: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM Where: Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, Chicago, IL Speakers: Lester Munson and John Schulian Abstract: There is a special affinity between baseball and the writers who cover […]

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*The ethics of sportswriting

September 10, 2009

Former NY Times baseball writer Murray Chass takes on the subject of anonymous sources in his most recent column. This issue came up in baseball books a few times this year, most notably Serena Roberts’ biography on Alex Rodriguez. Critics took her to task for using A.S. and dubious testimonials about the ballplayer’s use of […]

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It’s no secret that newspapers are in a bad way. That includes the sports department, and by extension, baseball writers. Some publications have cut staff, others cutting back by sending writers on fewer road trips, opting to take stories from other sources. Techdirt ran this piece on the situation, referring to this article from The […]

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* The next Red Smith?

August 15, 2008

Ya gotta start ’em young. The youth of America, as Casey Stengel would say.

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From the OttawaCitizen.com: Longtime baseball writer and former Ottawa Citizen staff writer Bob Elliott is a nominee for induction into the writers’ wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009. According to the London Free Press, ”Elliott is one of three writers nominated for the J.G. Taylor Spink Award and induction into the writers’ […]

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