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Larry Doby

So I managed to get through the Amazon list of titles scheduled for release next year. Suffice it to say, it’s not complete. You know there will be a few books about the 2016  World Series that were not previously scheduled (so if any publisher is looking for someone to do a quick turn-around, give […]

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A number of authors of upcoming books will be taking their turn at bat at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in Manhattan. All events are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25: Roberta Newman and Joel Nathan Rosen, Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar Thursday, March 3: Howard Megdal, […]

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Coming down the pike

November 24, 2015

Five new baseball titles from the University of Nebraska Press (“home” of 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die) in their Spring & Summer 2016 catalog, including: Hairs vs. Squares: The Mustache Gang, the Big Red Machine, and the Tumultuous Summer of ’72, by Ed Gruver Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977–-78 […]

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Lick it and stick it

May 31, 2012

(Actually I guess you don’t lick postage stamps anymore.) Because you can keep stamps on your bookshelf: The USPS has announced four new baseball stamps honoring Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Larry Doby, and Willie Stargell. From the press release: Baseball fans can celebrate their favorite All-Stars as a group or individually. Responding to overwhelming demand […]

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Actually, this should have preceded the earlier piece. WARNING: Family vacation photos ahead! Spent a pleasant few days visiting Boston and the environs earlier this month. Among the highlights: On Friday, Aug. 5, we took in the Yankees-Red Sox game. It was one of the few nice days, weather-wise, for the trip, so we lucked […]

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Welcome to a new feature celebrating some of the great moments in the game. On this date in 1963, Jimmy Piersall, then a member of the Mets,  hit his 100th home run and marked the occasion by running the bases backwards. You’d think his manager, Casey Stengel, would appreciate the creativity, but apparently he did […]

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Lest we forget: Bud Greenspan

December 29, 2010

The legendary documentarian died this weekend at the age of 84. I met Greenspan in 2007 at a program hosted by the Yogi Berra Museum for the premier of his last major project, Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story. He was already in failing health but wanted to be on hand out of respect […]

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Literary birthday greetings

December 13, 2010

A whole bunch today, beginning with Fergie Jenkins, the Hall of Fame pitcher, who turns 68. You often read about how dark-skinned Hispanics players such as Robert Clemente or Vic Power were amazed by the prejudice they encountered in the 1950s and 1960s, coming from countries where none existed. I wonder how Jenkins felt, coming […]

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(Because you can put the souvenir postcards of the plaques on a bookshelf.) For the first time ever, the Hall of Fame plaques of Larry Doby and Jackie Robinson will leave their home in Cooperstown, as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will travel the plaques to Memphis, Tenn., this weekend for a […]

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