Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Strasburg and Twitter: Both were ablaze tonight!

At times, they were rolling in at about 15 to 20 a second.  The Tweets with the #Strasburg hashtag were fast and furious before, during, and after his impressive 14 K debut tonight for the Washington Nationals. As a Nats’ fan, it truly was a wonderful night, made more memorable, and fun, by the legions of loyal Tweeters. […]

Upcoming Coffee Table Book From Dick Perez

May 30, 2010 by  
Filed under New and Upcoming Releases

We have some exciting news for baseball memorabilia collectors. Dick Perez, of the famous Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcards, will soon be releasing a limited-edition coffee table book.    The book, entitled THE IMMORTALS – An Art Collection of Baseball’s Best, will be available on June 30th. If you are a baseball fan, chances are you very […]

Bill Madden: New Steinbrenner Bio and Hall of Fame Award

Bill Madden, long-time columnist for the New York Daily News, has had quite a Spring.  He has just released a biography on Yankee owner George Steinbrenner and was recently awarded the 61st annual J.G. Taylor Spink award by his colleagues — the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BWAA). The book is entitled:  Steinbrenner: The Last […]

Did A-Rod Break one of Baseball’s Codes?

You may have seen it.  More than likely, you have heard about it.  Yankee slugger Alex Rodriquez created quite a stir last week when he ran across the pitcher’s mound during the middle of an inning thus offending Oakland Athletics’ pitcher Dallas Braden .  Braden and Rodriquez subsequently had words, Braden’s in anger, A-Rod’s in bewilderment.  Words turned to […]

John Updike: Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu

On April 29, 2010, the Library of America is re-releasing one of the most storied essays on baseball ever written: Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu, by John Updike.  The essay chronicles the last game and last at bat of Ted Williams.  The book, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Williams’ last season, contains the original […]

Stephen King’s New Baseball Book: Blockade Billy

April 19, 2010 by  
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Stephen King, the master of the horror genre, is releasing a baseball-themed book.  It is a novella entitled Blockade Billy and tells the tale of a great baseball player, William Blakely,  whose exploits have been erased from the record books.  Limited edition sales begin April 20th and regular mass market sales begin in May. From […]

The Perfect Game

The Perfect Game movie is being released across the US today.  It is based on a critically-acclaimed (amazon 5 star rating) book by W. William Winokur of the same name.  Both the book and its movie adaptation (by director William Dear Angels in the Outfield and Sandlot 3) are based on a true story.  Below is a synopsis […]

Roger Maris New Biography

Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero by Danny Peary and Tom Clavin New York Baseball Digest recently aired a fantastic  interview with Danny Peary, one of the co-authors of the book.   I learned many things about this all-time great that I didn’t know or didn’t fully appreciate. Peary describes a perfect storm of events coming together to create […]

High Heat: Finding Baseball’s Fastest Pitcher

High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time  by Tim Wendel Yesterday we posted an interview with the author that touched off a wonderful debate on who was, in fact, the fastest pitcher of all time.  So this expanded post contains some additional facts about […]

The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris

Book Preview: The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris  by Mark Kurlansky Later this month, a new book hits the market that tells a story that really hasn’t been told before.  San Pedro de Macorís is a municipality and the capital of the San Pedro de Macorís province in […]

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