Archive for the 'Books and Authors' Category

The first of two articles that looks back at what became of some of the players from Jim Bouton’s famous Ball Four.

A brief look at how all 10 playoff teams are pursuing their respective pennants.

World War II affected people at all levels of the game.

Lardner was the first baseball writer to break through to literary respectability.

There’s at least a little left that’s new to say about the Bambino.

His sports culture commentary spans the past six decades—and counting.

In his new book, Big Data Baseball, Travis Sawchick not only recounts the events and people who shaped the 2013 Pirates, but also pens a love letter to sabermetrics.

To many, the rise of the strikeout has not been a good thing for the game of baseball.

The game comes to a dramatic conclusion and Zack reflects on the results.

In this article reprinted from The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2015, the authors take the first steps toward building better major league equivalencies.

Whetting your appetite with some select passages from this year’s Annual.

You have fallen onto another road. It’s a road that flows beyond Cooperstown, though many of those you’ll meet have been there, too. Come and see what there is to see.

The game has some last-minute drama as it approaches its conclusion.

Veeck—as in “wreck the historical timeline.”

Zack is out of the game, but his inner turmoil doesn’t take a break as he remembers one of the most traumatic moments of his youth.

There’s a good book in the pages of Blood Sport, but it is drowned out by trivial and tired stories of Tony Bosch and Alex Rodriguez.

Zack’s final trip to the mound takes a grievous emotional toll.

Jim Brosnan was a good pitcher, but we should really remember him because he was one hell of a writer.

As Zack’s mental state becomes more fragile, he remembers a difficult encounter with his dad.

A new book about the Southern League brings back a lot of fond memories.