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Lou Pinella

NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]

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Birthday Greetings

August 28, 2010

Several “ballplayers with books” mark a birthday today including: Ron Guidry, 60. He published Guidry, his autobio with Peter Golenbock in 1985 and was the subject of Maury Allen’s kids book, Ron Guidry, Louisiana Lightning in 1979. And the recently-retired Lou Pinella, 67, Gudry’s Yankee teammate, has a couple of books himself, including Sweet Lou: Lou […]

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By George Castle (Lyons Press) As per the Seattle Times. First LaRussa, then Torre, now Pinella? Upshot: “[R]eaders will find a different Piniella than the man who managed the Mariners to four postseason appearances.”

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* Congrats to Maddon, Pinella

November 13, 2008

Cubs’ skipper Lou Pienlla and Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon were named managers of the year for 2008. Pinella published Sweet Lou, written with Maury Allen in 1986. He’s got a new one coming out next year from St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne. So can it be long before Maddon has one, too? Managers whose teams […]

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* Happy birthday, Sweet Lou

August 28, 2008

(Not to be confused with “Sweet Lou” Johnson of the Los Angeles Dodgers of the 1960s) Lou Pinella, now in the midst of guiding the Cubs to the promised land of the post-season, was born this date in 1943. Younger fans don’t realize what a good player he was “in the day: a .291 average […]

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