A few weeks ago, we posted Part I of our interview with a man named Bill Lee, who wrote The Baseball Necrology, a book profiling the lives of deceased pro baseball players, and concurrently runs The Baseball Necrology Live, an Internet update of the same premise.
During the course of our interview with Bill, we learned that he lived [...]
When Sandy Koufax threw his last Major League pitch, in the 1966 World Series, he was still only 30 years old. Sandy remained in the public eye for several years after his retirement as a broadcaster. On the other hand, Sandy’s ‘66 Dodgers teammate, Nick Willhite, was done with Major League baseball at the age [...]
Baseball Joe is the fictional subject of a series of 14 baseball books written between 1912 and 1928 by Lester Chadwick, a pseudonym for author Howard R. Garis which pays tribute to baseball writing pioneer Henry Chadwick. Garis wrote the Baseball Joe series for the famous Stratemeyer writing syndicate responsible for other series such as Nancy Drew, [...]
Doug Glanville, ex-Major League player for the Phillies, Cubs, and Rangers, has penned a new book – The Game From Where I Stand: A Ballplayer’s Inside View. Glanville was an outfielder for 9+ seasons in the big leagues and, with the exception of 1999 when he batted .325, enjoyed a good, if not spectacular, career [...]
The stories and lore around Christy Mathewson have become almost mythical. His athleticism, good looks, and integrity made him a real-life American hero. Mathewson was one of only a few ball players to be college educated–at Bucknell–where he starred in both Football and Baseball. Matty or “Big Six”, as he was called, helped dispel the [...]