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Peter Golenbock

There have been dozens of guys like Jimmie Reese, Birdie Tebbets, and many others who are known as “baseball lifers.” They spend their entire professional career in the game perhaps starting out as a player before moving into scouting or coaching/managing, or the front office. I have found there are baseball lifers among authors as well. […]

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The Dykstra debacle

July 18, 2016

As you might have noticed from my weekly posting about baseball best-sellers, I’m not overly happy that Lenny Dykstra’s new memoir, House of Nails, is doing well. It came in at No. 11 on the most recent New York Times best-seller list for non-fiction. This isn’t a case of schadenfreude. It’s that people are more […]

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The National Pastime Museum website offers a collection of essays on My Favorite Baseball Books. The list includes many of the best-known titles as assessed by writers, critics, and other baseball savants. Among them: Bang the Drum Slowly, by Joe Schuster, author of The Might Have Been: A Novel The Natural, by Ryan Swanson, author […]

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There are a handful of publishing houses that are known for their baseball titles. A few that come to mind immediately are Triumph, University of Nebraska Press, and McFarland. But none of these are exclusively engaged in baseball. Summer Game Books, a New Jersey enterprise founded by Walter Friedman, is such an outfit. In addition […]

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Humbly submitted for your interest, a doubleheader featuring They Called Me God by Doug Harvey with Peter Golenbock and Called Out but Safe by Al Clark with Dan Schlossberg; and another one on Stars and Strikes by Dan Epstein that were published by Bookreporter.com yesterday.  

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In these times of e-publishing, the old saw, “You can’t judge a book by its cover,” might no longer be valid. Oftentimes if you see an e-book with a nondescript cover, it’s a pretty good indicator of what lies within its “pages.” More traditionally, reviewers receive galleys or ARCs — advance reading copies — sent […]

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Okay, let’s try this again. Seems no one was that interested in The DiMaggios. No biggie; it now gets donated to my public library. Maybe this one is more to your liking: They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived, by Doug Harvey and Peter Golenbock. Although there were lots of comments on […]

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Okay, let’s try this again. Seems no one was that interested in The DiMaggios. No biggie; it now gets donated to my public library. Maybe this one is more to your liking: They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived, by Doug Harvey and Peter Golenbock. Although there were lots of comments on […]

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Apropos of my recent review of 7: The Mickey Mantle Novel, author Peter Golenbock was kind enough to answer a few questions –on his birthday, no less — about the controversial project. * * * Bookshelf: After all those non-fiction projects, what was it that prompted to to venture into a different genre? PG: I […]

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by Peter Golenbock. The Lyons Press, 2007. When 7 came out a few years ago, many sportswriters — especially in the New York area — considered it a shande (shame). How could Golenbock — who had heretofore published only non-fiction — have besmirched the character of the late lamented Mickey Mantle with this trashy, borderline […]

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Mike Silva offers some easy listening about baseball, including an interview with Ira Berkow on his latest book, Summers in the Bronx: Attila the Hun and Other Yankee Stories; author and historian John Thorn; and Peter Golenbock on Billy Martin.

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* Review: 7

June 16, 2009

From Bookchase, this review of Peter Golenbock’s roundly-panned fictional account of Mickey Mantle. As a bonus, here’s a piece on a book that features a section on Babe Ruth, who makes several appearances in The Given Day but it is in the book’s prologue that Lehane renders him most memorable. That section of the book, […]

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The most recent episode of Only a Game includes an interview with Peter Golenbock, author of George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire. You can hear the segment here.

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That is, according to this entry onthe Yankee-centric RiverAvenueBlues blog regarding Peter Golenbock’s latest release,George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankees Empire. Why isn’t George higher up on my reading list? Other than having more interesting books ahead of it, there’s another reason: factual accuracy. Murray Chass (h/t BBTF) points to Goldenbock’s […]

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* Now hear this: 7

May 27, 2008

I’m surprised Peter Golenbock’s ribald tale of Mickey Mantle hasn’t hit the remaindered bin yet. Lasorda’s I Live for This got the treatment just a few months after it published. Anyway, here an excerpt from the audio book as read by Alan Smithee. http://audible.edgeboss.net/download/audible/content/bk/pnix/000053/bk_pnix_000053_sample.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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