The entry on Christy Mathewson’s Pitching in a Pinch was quite popular so I thought I’d add some more info as provided by Mark Aubrey. You can read it online or download a copy in several formats (including for the Kindle) from Archive.org. Those interesting in hearing the book have a couple of options. You […]
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.”