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Ron Blomberg

Dan Schlossberg has written thousands of articles and a number of books on the national pastime, including a couple of my personal favorites on which he collaborated as co-author, Al Clark‘s Called Out but Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey and Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story. Schlossberg’s latest is also one of his oldest. He […]

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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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Marty Appel is no stranger to the Bookshelf. I’ve met him on several occasions and his work as an author and publicist has often appeared on the blog. Now I’m pleased to report on perhaps his most significant achievement to date: Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss […]

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Editor’s note:  JTA published this excerpt from Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words: Oral Histories of 23 Players,  edited by Peter Ephross and published by McFarland. Talkin’ baseball: Jewish Major Leaguers and why we care about them by Peter Ephross Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard […]

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Hearn, who played for the Mets and Royals in a career that lasted just three years to do health issues, turns 52 today. He published Conquering Life’s Curves: Baseball, Battles & Beyond, about his battle with kidney disease, in 1997. Also marking the date is Ron Blomberg, 63. I’ve written about him frequently over at […]

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Former Yankee Ron Blomberg will be the featured speaker at Congregation Or Shalom in Orange, NY on Sunday, March 28 at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public, which is $5 in advance or $8 at the door. For more information, call 203-799-2341. I spoke with the Majors’ first designated yesterday to find […]

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* Tampa Story

November 16, 2009

(Based on the famous movie named after another Florida city.) Just got out of dinner. Reggie Jackson gave a very sweet speech about Yankee tradition and how the players at Yankees Fantasy Camp exemplify those virtues. The managers of my team — the Bombers — are Roy White and Jesse Barfield. Other players in attendance […]

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