Books Bouton Mitchell Nathanson Recommended by the New York Times: “Nathanson moves crisply through the deep back story, though he knows a good detail when he sees one. An ancestor bayoneted by an English infantryman at the Battle of Bunker … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an excerpt from Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez: The Improbable Life of a Cuban American Baseball Star by Kat D. Williams (May 2020). Chapter 2:Refashioning Lefty I was always confused about what to do. Play ball or wear pretty dresses. … Continue reading Excerpt: Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez
Thomas Wolf has written numerous articles on baseball history and is the coauthor of Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America’s Heartland. The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932 is now available. On … Continue reading From the Desk of Thomas Wolf: Starting with a Convict, Compassion, and the Cubs
Robert Fitts is the author of Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer (Nebraska, 2015), Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Baseball (Nebraska, 2008), and Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan (Nebraska, 2012), winner … Continue reading Robert Fitts at Home: On Writing and Japanese Baseball History
Books Here’s the Pitch by Roberta J. Newman Last Seasons in Havana by César Brioso Awarded the SABR Baseball Research Award! The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, and the Unforgettable Major League Season of 1932 Thomas Wolf Starred … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife Brad Balukjian Review in the Los Angeles Times: “If you are looking for a way to pass the time, I highly recommend a new baseball book that … Continue reading News and Reviews
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Almost Yankees: The Summer of ’81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of by J. David Herman (Nebraska, … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Almost Yankees
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Last Seasons in Havana: The Castro Revolution and the End of Professional Baseball in Cuba (Nebraska, 2019) by … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Last Seasons in Havana!
Books Apple, Tree Lise Funderburg Review by Pop Matters: “Meaningful discovery and understanding are Funderburg’s intent. Apple, Tree does not attempt to reiterate the Freudian blame posed on the mother or to blindly criticize the family unit. The contributors identify nuance; frequently … Continue reading News and Reviews
Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player by Jeremy Beer is the winner of the 2020 Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal, which honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar … Continue reading Congratulations to Jeremy Beer on Two Award Wins!