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What if…

January 17, 2014 · 0 comments

Saw this on Marty Appel‘s Facebook page: Ok, so I thought of this last night. It’s September 29, 2014. Yankees and Red Sox have tied for first in AL East and need to have a one-game playoff to see who wins the division. But wait, it is game #163…..A-Rod has served his 162 game suspension, […]

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Boo-flippin’-hoo

March 20, 2013 · 0 comments

So the entitled Yankee fans are turning their backs on the Bronx Bombers because of a few injuries? Welcome to the world of every other baseball fan. Richard Sandomir chronicled the last time the Yankees fell so low — 1965 — which “No current Yankees player was alive to witness.” He gives a nod to […]

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501 Q&A with Marty Appel

January 14, 2013 · 0 comments

Marty Appel is one of those guys who seems to have his finger in every pie. He has worked as the PR director for the New York Yankees, established his own public relations empire, and co-authored or written more than 30 books.Two of those – Now Pitching for the Yankees: Spinning the News for Mickey, […]

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Marty Appel, author of Now Pitching for the Yankees: Spinning the News for Mickey, Reggie and George and Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss (as well as many other titles), will be the first guest on the 501 Discussions Podcast. I’ll be speaking with him next week […]

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Spitball Magazine announced the finalists for the publications annual CASEY award for best baseball book of the year. The titles include: Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan, by Robert K. Fitts Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick, by  Paul Dickson Connie Mack: The Turbulent and Triumphant Years, 1915-1931, by […]

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The author of the recent Yankees history, Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss, was a guest on a recent installment of WNET’s MetroFocus.

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(To borrow The New York Times‘ motto) Marty Appel recently revised his helpful list of baseball titles that have appeared on the Times‘ best-seller list. The article appears on the Sports Collectors Digest website. As Appel, a former PR director for the New York Yankees, notes there are several familiar books that are conspicuous in […]

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* The Capital Times (Madison, WI) published reviews on Daniel Levitt’s The Battle that Forged Modern Baseball: The Federal League Challenge and Its Legacy and John Klima’s Bushville Wins!: The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball. Upshot, former […]

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Marty Appel is no stranger to the Bookshelf. I’ve met him on several occasions and his work as an author and publicist has often appeared on the blog. Now I’m pleased to report on perhaps his most significant achievement to date: Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss […]

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With Fathers Day upon us, and a few prominent author appearances on the horizon, I’ve been scrambling to put up some relevant podcasts. So rather than putting up one this week, there will be a few including: Wayne Coffey, co-author of R.A. Dickey’s notable memoir, Wherever I Wind Up Marty Appel, Pinstripe Empire, which is […]

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♦ The New York Times posted their annual baseball roundup, albeit with fewer titles than usual. But remember, it’s quality, not quantity. Jim Bouton offers his review of two Yankees books: Marty Appel’s Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss and Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on […]

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Congrats to Jerry V. from Belleville, IL, winner of the RKBB Facebook friend random selection, Hit By Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball by Molly Lawless. Next up: a copy of Marty Appel’s epic Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss. Tell your friends!

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Weekend reading

May 18, 2012 · 0 comments

One of the “problems” working on my book is that I haven’t had as much time to read other books. Several authors have been kind enough to send me their work and I apologize for be so slow to get to them and hope to remedy that in the near future. At the moment, I’m […]

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The Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, located at 67 East 11th Street in Manhattan, has just announced their spring lineup of author discussions and as usual it’s packed with all-stars. Wednesday, April 18: Tim Wendel, author of Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball–and America–Forever Thursday, April 26: Harvey Araton, Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron […]

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The Casey Stengel Chapter of SABR hosts a program in honor of the Ole Perfessor on Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (212-534-1672 or www.mcny.org Among the writers participating in the event: Marty Appel, former public relations director and television producer for the New […]

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Marty Appel, former director of public relations for the New York Yankees during the tumultuous 1970s, has, to my mind, one of the dream jobs. These days he runs his own PR company and has his finger in many pies. As an author, his recent biography, Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain, […]

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* RK Review: Munson

November 26, 2009 · 0 comments

The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain, by Marty Appel (Doubleday) I doubt there’s anyone better qualified to write the biography of the late catcher than Appel, who served the Yankees for many years, first as a PR director, later in  television production. The contacts he has devloped over the years would fill a […]

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* A nice distraction

October 29, 2009 · 0 comments

Sorry I’ve been away and neglectful. I’m a bit excited about going to Yankees Fantasy Camp in November. I’ll be writing about the experience for my other blog as well as the NJ Jewish News and a few other outlets because of the new kosher component, which offers kosher food and special programming for Jewish […]

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The collaborator and biographer work at different ends of the life story spectrum. The former writes an as-told-to memoir controlled (but not always read) by the star. The biographer broadens the story in ways that may upset the star or his family. Formers Yankees PR director Marty Appel, who worked with the late Yankees catcher […]

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* Review: Yankee for Life

September 12, 2008 · 0 comments

My 40-Year Journey in Pinstripes, by Bobby Murcer with Glen Waggoner (Harper, 2008) Sept. 8 marked Bobby Murcer’s big league debut. That, coupled with his recent passing, makes this an appropriate time to discuss his autobiography. Yankee For Life was a tough one to get through. Not because it was badly written — not at […]

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