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Ian Kinsler

Shameless self-promotion

October 29, 2016 · 0 comments

If my mother were still alive, she’d probably have this framed and place it on a bookshelf.

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Several years ago — before I even conceived of doing my 501 book — I saw a program on the then-fledgling MLB Network featuring Zev Chafets talking about the new Hall of Fame elections. Chafets was on in his capacity as author of the book Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the […]

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It might have been more timely if this had come out in an earlier issue, but John Rosengren, author of Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, contributed “Heeding a Higher Calling: Jewish Players’ Observance of High Holy Days Shine Spotlight on Religious Holidays” for the current (winter) publication of Memories and Dreams, the magazine of […]

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It should come as no surprise that the ESPN The Magazine article about Ian Kinsler referred to earlier this week on my other blog, has generated some buzz. In the grand scale of things, it won’t matter, but for now, with a routinely dull spring training under way, with A-Rod out of the picture, the […]

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When I was a kid, the back of typical non-star card included info about the players hobbies (“Tim likes to read”; “Bob hunts inn the off-season.” Here’s one for former Major Leaguer Jim Piersall, who suffered from mental illness in the early 1950s and wrote about his experiences in the best-seller, Fear Strikes Out. Was […]

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Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler believes it’s never too early to get on the road to reading. Hometown Hero: Ian Kinsler: MyFoxDFW.com

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(with a side of shameless self-promotion. A “simcha” is a joyous occasion.) From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Duo celebrating bar mitzva of counting Jewish athletes Edmon J. Rodman OCT. 28 — Down in Texas, the Rangers have an All-Star second baseman who has added flavor and flair to the 2010 season, helping propel his team […]

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