Lou Gehrig. Jackie Robinson. Two of the game’s most iconic players, celebrated for their courage under extreme conditions. Both the subjects of outstanding biographies by Jonathan Eig, and both of which appear in 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die Eig has worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Chicago magazine, […]
There’s no off-season anymore. As soon as one is done, it’s time to plan for the next. This probably isn’t anything new, but it sure gets more attention, thanks to 24/7 cable sports networks and the Internet. Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig and Opening Day: The Story […]
We might hate the man, for what he did to himself and what he did to besmirch the (relative) cleanliness of the game, but give Jose Canseco his due. He was right about about a lot of things, including players who used. Jonathan Eig, author of a biography of Lou Gehrig — the anti-Canseco — […]
It appears on a hit TV show like CSI. I don’t normally watch the show, but I caught a recent episode “on demand” and noticed this from a scene in a prison library. It comes about 20 seconds in and you have to be alert: as Gil Grissom is looking for a book an inmate […]
And another piece by Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man. This one was published by The Wall Street Journal.
With the days dwindling down to a precious few for Yankee Stadium, the author of Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig contributed this touching tribute to the Iron Horse to the Fox Sports Web site. Eig writes: At the end of this baseball season, we will say goodbye to Yankee Stadium. My […]
Actor Edward Herrmann made almost as unlikely a baseball player in A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story, a 1978 made-for-TV movie as Tony Perkins did in Fear Strikes Out, but he makes an excellent narrator on Jonathan Eig’s 2005 biography of the Iron Horse. Here’s a slide show/audio excerpt from the book: […]