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So I managed to get through the Amazon list of titles scheduled for release next year. Suffice it to say, it’s not complete. You know there will be a few books about the 2016  World Series that were not previously scheduled (so if any publisher is looking for someone to do a quick turn-around, give […]

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When I saw Richard Sandomir’s article in The New York Times last year about about Jeff Katz , the Mayor of Cooperstown who writes about baseball, I thought: there but for the grace of God…. My wife, a veterinarian, had a chance to get a job in Cooperstown way back when our daughter was two. […]

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Veteran sports journalist Phil Pepe wants you to know his newest book is not a memoir. His philosophy is that most people don’t care about the writer, how he got his job, the day-to-day doings of the craft. I disagree, but that’s just me. Pepe, who recently turned 80, has been covering baseball since the […]

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Over the past few years, I have become extremely interested in the subject of memory. There have been many theories about exactly what memory is, but the most prevalent seems to be that it fades over time, and even that the more you try to remember, the less accurate it becomes, like making photo copies […]

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Because these could fit on a bookshelf if it was big enough. Reggie Jackson is auctioning off “the 10-foot-high letters that spelled “YANKEE STADIUM” near the edge of the roof for 32 years after the renovated stadium opened in 1976.” Jackson purchased the letters when the Stadium closed down after the 2008 season. Of course […]

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Did a writer of Kevin Baker‘s renown really need a gig like this? After all, he’s already has 10 novels under his belt, beginning with his Sometimes You See It Coming, a contemporary version of Ty Cobb’s tumultuous life, published 20 years ago. And just this past September, Baker released The Big Crowd. This doesn’t […]

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Okay, technically this isn’t a Baseball Bookshelf since I wrote it for Bookreporter.com. I’m double-dipping here. You can click to the Bookreporter piece (I’m sure they’d love the traffic), or read it below: I do not know Reggie Jackson, so I cannot know what’s in his heart or mind. In rationalizing the publication of his […]

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Reggie Jackson is publishing his memoirs this fall (official release day tomorrow), so look for the most salacious excerpts to pop up in the press. To wit: the New York Mets were racist because they didn’t make him their No. 1 pick in the 1966 draft. This is not necessarily a new accusation. George Foster […]

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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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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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The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball’s Mr. October, by Dayn Perry. Morrow, 326 Pages, $25.99 Whatever words are used to describe Reginald Martinez Jackson, the Hall of Fame outfielder for the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees (with less effectual stints on the Angels and Orioles), “complex” has to be among them. And that’s […]

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Birthday greetings

May 18, 2010

to Reggie Jackson, born this date in 1946. Reggie (no last name necessary) has been the subject of several books, including Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Mr. October, the just-released bio by Dayn Perry, which I’ll be reviewing for Bookreporter.com in the very near future. The Jackson collection includes: Also celebrating a […]

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When the superstars of baseball want their story told, they know where to go. Lonnie Wheeler has collaborated with such Hall of Famers as Hank Aaron, Bob Gibson, and, most recently, Gibson and Reggie Jackson in Sixty Feet, Six Inches: A Hall of Fame Pitcher & a Hall of Fame Hitter Talk about How the […]

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A Hall of Fame Pitcher & A Hall of Fame Hitter Talk About How the Game is Played, by Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson with Lonnie Wheeler (Doubleday, 2009) When I first heard about this book, I immediately wondered, who had the bigger ego? How was the process handled? Did Gibson tell Jackson to meet […]

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Including: ◊ Game Six: Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America’s Pastime, by Mark Frost. Unabridged (13:56), narrated by Andrew Garman. Hear a sample: ◊ Sixty Feet, Six Inches: A Hall of Fame Pitcher and a Hall of Fame Hitter Talk about How the Game Is Played , by Bob Gibson, […]

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* A nice distraction

October 29, 2009

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 New York Times Book Review published this article by David Leonhardt, who writes a weekly economics column for the paper. His upshot in this full-page review: Despite its engaging moments, though, “Sixty Feet, Six Inches” is mostly unsatisfying, because Gibson and Jackson play their roles as the grizzled veterans too predictably…. The men go […]

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again, I wonder how these guys, from one show to another, manage to kep the information fresh. I can just imagine the host of a program that appears later listen to a previous program and muttering at the host, “Bastard! I was going to ask that.” Anyway, Gibson and Jackson appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition […]

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Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson, collaborators in the new Sixty Feet Six Inches, were the guests on yesterday’s Fresh Air. The host, an awestruck Dave Davies, asked several questions that one would expect from non-fans, and that’s fine, given the nature of the outlet; I’m sure sports radio hosts would ask more hard-hitting questions designed […]

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Here’s an unlikely project, due out next month from Doubleyday: Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson have collaborated on Sixty Feet, Six Inches: A Hall of Fame Pitcher & a Hall of Fame Hitter Talk about How the Game is Played, written with Lonnie Wheeler, whose previous boosk include Hank Aaron’s autobiography, I […]

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