Sports fiction writer S.J. Crown posted this nice essay about “The Baseball Fiction Trailblazer You’ve Perhaps Not Heard About.” Lardner, a sportswriter from the first quarter of the 20th century, was famous for his stories about Alibi Ike and The Busher, among many others. Most dealt with a kind of fish-out-of-water rube who nevertheless overcame [...]
Came across an interesting podcast awhile ago, Baseball’s Greatest Hits, produced by author and baseball historian Wayne McCombs for a radio station in Tulsa. Oklahoma. While the program is no longer live, you can still hear several episodes via iTunes, which is where I found this 1948 recording of Elmer, the Great, written by Ring [...]
Love finding reviews of baseball books from non-baseball sources. In this case, the Ring Lardner classic from Pundit and Pundette.
From the One Minute Book Reviews blog, this mini-rev of a cuh-lassic. Upshot: “…written for adults but likely also to appeal to many teenagers.”