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Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye

May 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review, Your Turn

Dave White, a Books on Baseball friend, has been kind enough to review one of his favorite baseball books, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye.  Your Turn is a regular feature of Books on Baseball that spotlights our BoB friends as guest book reviewers.  Thanks Dave! Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige […]

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 […]

Satchel Paige’s Rules for Staying Young

March 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Writing

Satchel Paige’s Rules for Staying Young 1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood 2) If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts 3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gentaly as you move 4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, the […]

Casey Awards

March 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Writing

Earlier this month,  Spitball Literary Magazine awarded its 2009 CASEY Award for baseball writing excellence.  In 1983 Spitball established the CASEY Award to honor the authors and publishers of the best baseball books published each year.  The CASEY was the first award of its kind, and it is widely recognized as the most prestigious award that a […]

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