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Willie Stargell

Bits and pieces, Sept. 17

September 17, 2013

How different would the literary world be if Tom Wolfe had grown up to be a baseball player? So where’s his baseball novel? John Rosengren, author of Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, will put in an appearance at his alma mater — Saint John’s University — on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. to […]

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In yesterday’s review roundup I wrote: Not exactly sure why there are two new bios about this Pirates’ Hall of Famer at this particular time (no anniversary of his birth or death), but Pete Peterson’s Pops: The Willie Stargell Story is reviewed on Lancaster Online. The other one is Willie Stargell: A Life in Baseball, […]

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Review roundup, June 19

June 19, 2013

Nuckolball posted a review of Robert Creamer’s classic bio, Babe: The Legend Comes to Life. These are kind of like mini-reviews, so I’m including Baseball Nation’s piece on “Your favorite baseball books,” which includes, among others, Philip Roth’s The Great American Novel, The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball […]

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Lick it and stick it

May 31, 2012

(Actually I guess you don’t lick postage stamps anymore.) Because you can keep stamps on your bookshelf: The USPS has announced four new baseball stamps honoring Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Larry Doby, and Willie Stargell. From the press release: Baseball fans can celebrate their favorite All-Stars as a group or individually. Responding to overwhelming demand […]

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Willie Stargell, the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Prates “family,” was born this date in 1940. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988 Willie Stargell: An Autobiography, by Stargell with Bird, 1984 Out of left field: Willie Stargell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (A Prairie House book), Adelman, 1976 Lefty Grove was […]

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Born this day in 1940, “Pops” died too young, at age 61 in 2001. Stargell was one of the stars of the Pirates “We Are Family” team in the early 1970s, a fearsome batter who had a trademark windmill-style of taking his practice swings. The Amazon Report: Willie Stargell: An Autobiography Out of left field: […]

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