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Lefty Gomez

I know most of you have more pressing things to do today, you procrastinators, you. But here’s something for when you take a break. ♦ Like the Bookshelf, DiamondHoggers has a podcast segment. This episode features Rob Miech, author of the 2012 release, The Last Natural: Bryce Harper’s Big Gamble in Sin City and the […]

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Program reminders

December 6, 2012

Tonight 7 p.nm. at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, Ray Negron will discuss his new book, Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers. I’ll have to read that one soon and compare it with Marty Appel’s Now Pitching for the Yankees: Spinning the News for Mickey, Reggie and George. Next at the Clubhouse: […]

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The Bergino Baseball Clubhouse (67 East 11 Street, NYC, 212-226-7150 keeps the hot stove going with another series of authors discussions. All programs begin at 7 p.m. Where applicable, I’ve included links to my reviews of the books or other pertinent information. Guests include:  Jim (“No Realtion”) Kaplan, author of The Greatest Game Ever Pitched: […]

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Review roundup, Aug. 14

August 14, 2012

♦ Bleacher Report posted this one about Golden Boys: Baseball Portraits, 1946-1960 by the late Andy Jurinko. Upshot: “Seldom does a book come around that can boast about being magnificently illustrated as well as historically captivating, let alone a book based on the Golden Age of baseball.” ♦ posted this review of Andre Dawson’s […]

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Review roundup, July 10

July 10, 2012

* A couple of reviews on John Grisham’s Calico Joe, one yea (“Calico Joe is his first baseball themed book and it didn’t disappoint.”), one nay (“Grisham’s work lacks the meat and potatoes to satisfy this reader’s appetite for page-turning substance. It’s a slim book that perhaps would have made a much better short story […]

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Review roundup, May 31

May 31, 2012

♦ The Austin American Statesman posted this review of Lefty: An American Odyssey, the biography of an underrated hurler for the New York Yankees in the 1930s-earl 1940s. Upshot: “…”Lefty” charms not for the way it tells the story of a life but for the way it captures the way Gomez saw and experienced the […]

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