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Two classic American pastimes come together Friday, Sept. 28, as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum presents the Seventh Annual Baseball Film Festival with opening ceremonies in Cooperstown. The festival continues on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30. The first-pitch event will feature a special screening of Knuckleball at 7 p.m. Friday in the […]

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I was at a retreat this weekend on Judaism & Baseball (more on that later), where singer/songwriter Dan Bern debuted some pieces from Doubleheader, his forthcoming album of songs about the national pastime. He will officially debut the work at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown tomorrow. From the Hall of Fame press release: The […]

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The story of baseball is told every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. But this summer, some of the latest unique and inspirational stories of the National Pastime will be celebrated through the Museum’s Authors Series program. The Hall of Fame will host seven Authors Series events throughout the summer, bringing […]

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I don’t know if it’s my imagination, but it seems every year the controversy rises up about who is worthy to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. By now you know that Barry Larkin was the only player voted in by the writers to the Class of 2012. Maybe it’s some sort of historical […]

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The veteran player, announcer, and commentator has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “Tim McCarver has been the face and voice of baseball’s biggest moments on national television,” said Hall of Fame President […]

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The late Chicago third baseman was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the new incarnation of the Veterans Committee yesterday. Finally. Books by and about Santo include: Ron Santo: A Perfect 10 Ron Santo: Heart and Soul of the Cubs For The Love of Ivy (by Santo) Few and Chosen: Defining Cubs Greatness […]

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Mazel tov, Bob Elliott

December 6, 2011

From the Baseball Hall of Fame: Bob Elliott, who has been a positive influence on an entire country for the past 30 years as a writer, columnist and ambassador for baseball and Canada, was elected the 2012 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The author […]

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Former New York Times baseball writer Murray Chass is among a group of five Americans who will be inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, located in Netanya, Israel. Chass, a resident of Fair Lawn, is a recipient of the Spink Award, given for contributions to baseball writing, and was installed in the […]

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will recognize the twin traditions of baseball and film when, for the sixth consecutive year, it hosts the Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Fourteen films, with themes ranging from Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson to the 2003 National League Championship Series, will be screened […]

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After all, we are the audience, the “consumers” of the “product” so to speak. From the Baseball Hall of Fame: * * * Thousands of baseball fans have already used Facebook to stay connected to their heroes at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Once again this year, baseball fans can nominate their […]

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A History of the Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremony, by Dennis Corcoran. McFarland, 2011. In honor of today’s Happy Day for Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven, and Pat Gillick… There are plenty of books that analyze Hall of Fame elections and debate the merit of those who made it versus those who didn’t, but this is […]

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By Christy Mathewson, 1912 A “pinch” is a tight spot, when one is expected to suck it up and give it that extra 10 percent; Mathewson had to do that a time or two in an era when starting pitchers were expected to go the distance. Hard to believe that Mathewson, one of the original […]

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From the Baseball Hall of Fame: Baseball and the movies grew up together in America, becoming a part of the fabric of the nation that made both famous. Their shared history is on display every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through the Baseball At The Movies exhibit. And the newest […]

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More on Killebrew

May 18, 2011

From the Baseball Hall of Fame: Killebrew Family, Hall of Fame and the Twins Announce Funeral and Memorial Plans The Killebrew Family, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Minnesota Twins have announced plans for the memorial services and burial of the late Twins legend and 1984 Hall of Fame inductee Harmon […]

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The Hall of Famers were born this date. Brooks Robinson turns 74, while Reggie Jackson turns 65. Books on Robinson include Third Base is My Home, by Robinson, 1974 Putting it all together,by Robinson, 1971 The Brooks Robinson Story, by Zanger, 1967 Books on Jackson include Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball’s […]

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Bits and pieces

March 22, 2011

It’s amazing how everyday life can get in the way of posting here lately. In a poor attempt to compensate, here’s the occasional links dump. A review of John Thorn’s Baseball and the Garden of Eden from The Hardball Times. Upshot: “It must be said that Thorn is a historian first and a writer second. […]

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Intro: As previously stated, the recent election of Robert Alomar and Bert Blyleven got me to thinking: how many Hall of Famers have had books written about them or penned their own stories. Here are the results. Again, this is not an all-inclusive list; almost all juvenile titles have been omitted. * * * “R” […]

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I discovered Summer Anne Burton’s site — Every Hall of Famer — through another new and equally engaging site, Bethany Heck’s Eephus League of Baseball Minutiae. This was about the time I started compiling the lists of books about inducted members of the Hall, so it was kismet. As I’ve said before, I don’t much […]

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Intro: As previously stated, the recent election of Robert Alomar and Bert Blyleven got me to thinking: how many Hall of Famers have had books written about them or penned their own stories. Here are the results. Again, this is not an all-inclusive list; almost all juvenile titles have been omitted. Reggie Jackson (Inducted 1993) […]

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Intro: As previously stated, the recent election of Robert Alomar and Bert Blyleven got me to thinking: how many Hall of Famers have had books written about them or penned their own stories. Here are the results. Again, this is not an all-inclusive list; almost all juvenile titles have been omitted. Pud Galvin (Inducted 1965) […]

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