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Lee Lowenfish

Well, perhaps not bragging. That ain’t my style. But I did have a grand old time in my return visit to the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, Jay Goldberg, proprietor, to discuss the new book, Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War. Goldberg is a real friend to the author. He […]

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Took one of my rare trips into the jungles of Manhattan to see Howard Megdal, he of the new book The Cardinals Way: How One Team Embraced Tradition and Moneyball at the Same Time at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse. It’s always great to reconnect with old friends. Jay Goldberg, Bergino’s congenial owner/event host is always […]

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Normally, I post things like this beforehand… We attended our daughter’s graduation from NYU, held at Yankee Stadium (that’s her on the first base side. Not, not that one; that one, the cute one). Now normally, when a ballgame is over, the fans all skedaddle as quickly as possible. Yesterday, however, was wall-to-wall people, milling […]

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July 15, 2009

In honor of All-Star week, NPR carried a few baseball-related items on WNYC this week. July 13 was a good day for Jewish sports authors. Both Howard Megdal (The Baseball Talmud) and Lee Lowenfish (Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman) were interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show. You can listen to the Megdal segment here: and […]

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Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman has been awarded the Seymour Medal as the best baseball history or biography of 2007. Also recognized as “finalists” were Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball by Norman Macht and Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line by Adrian Burgos, Jr. Author Lee Lowenfish will receive […]

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I especially get a kick when I find references to baseball books from outlets that have essentially nothing to do with the game. Case in point, this review of Lee Lowenfish’s “excellent” biography from the Greater New York blog.

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From the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. Columbians might remember when Mr. Rickey collapsed on Nov. 13, 1965, as he was being inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at the Daniel Boone Hotel and when he died on Dec. 9 at Boone County Hospital without regaining consciousness. Upshoot: “The reader does not have to […]

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