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Yasiel Puig and George Genovese

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I am reading the book about George Genovese titled  “A Scout’s Report.   My 70 Years in Baseball”. It is written with Dan Taylor.  I had a chance to hear Mr. Genovese at a SABR event a few years back, then a couple a few weeks ago I went to his talk/book signing event at South Pasadena.  It was an honor to hear him and his author. Mark Langill presented him. In attendance were Fred Claire who was a member of the Dodgers’ front office for 30 years And John Young who played for the Tigers in 1971 and founded RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities). These two men along with some other people in the audience were there to pay tribute to Mr. Genovese based on what they had to say when they put their hand up. They did not ask a question, they praised Mr. Genovese.

I am…

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When the Yankees Were on the Fritz: Revisiting the “Horace Clarke Era”

Former All-Star pitcher Fritz Peterson has penned a book providing an inside look at his time with the Yankees.

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When the Yankees Were On The Fritz: Revisiting the This book is a players inside look at the Horace Clarke Era, a low point in Yankee history when the New York Yankees couldn’t win a pennant despite having one of the best right handed/and left handed pitching combinations in the game of baseball, Mel Stottlemyre and Fritz Peterson. It begins with the day Fritz Peterson entered the Yankee clubhouse in the spring of 1966 and goes through the day he, and 3 teammates were traded to the Cleveland Indians. Some of the characters Fritz met were amazing, from Mickey Mantle down to a minor leaguer named Luke Lamboley. You will learn that the Yankees were a real family during those days, unlike todays business entities who take their own limo’s to the airports for road games.

Fritz Peterson will sign and personalize your  book.

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Shamless plug for my new baseball novel

One of our own wrote an e-book centered around the story of Charlie Faust and the New York Giants. Terry Nelson of Balls and Strikes talks about a work he calls “not just baseball fiction, but a satirical look at fame and celebrity.”

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In July of 1911, Charlie Faust walked onto Robison Field in St. Louis before a game where the New York Giants were warming up. He told John McGraw, New York manager, about a fortune teller in Kansas who said Charlie would pitch the Giants to the pennant. He did join the Giants, but not in St. Louis, and not exactly in a normal way.

English: Former NY Giants pitcher Charlie Faust. English: Former NY Giants pitcher Charlie Faust. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To this day, nobody knows if Faust was a bit crazy, slow in the head, or exactly what. He was the target of many pranks by his team mates, but speaking of him in later years, they all spoke highly of Charlie.

My E-book takes an insider look at the events surrounding Charlie and the Giants. The narrator is Chet Koski, a fictional rookie on the team, who is not doing well on the field, or…

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Cal Ripken, Jr. to throw out first pitch, sign his new book on March 5 at Ed Smith Stadium

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outathomeThe Orioles today announced that Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will visit Ed Smith Stadium on Thursday, March 5 for the Orioles’ 7:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays, where he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign copies of his new children’s book, Out At Home, on the lower concourse beginning at 8:00 p.m.

The visit is part of a national book tour for Out At Home, the fifth installment in the New York Times best-selling “Cal Ripken, Jr.’s All-Stars” series. Ripken will autograph the first 300 books, which will be available for purchase at the game for $16.99. Due to time constraints, Ripken will be unable to sign additional items.

Tickets for the Orioles-Blue Jays game are available and can be purchased at the Ed Smith Stadium Box Office, via www.orioles.com/spring, or by phone at 877-222-2802.

They Called Me God – The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

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Umpires are a vital part of the game.  They lay down the law and instill order on the field.  They keep the peace and pull the bodies out of the pile when mayhem ensues.  Without them, chaos would overtake the game.  Umpires could almost be considered the third team on the field, and if watched closely have their own game going on as well.  The men in black are an underappreciated bunch at best and are the only ones that have to be perfect when they start their careers and improve from there.  Today’s book looks at a Hall of Fame Umpiring career.

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They Called Me God – The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

By:Doug Harvey & Peter Golenbock-2014 Simon & Schuster

Doug Harvey’s career spanned four decades in the major leagues.  He got to witness some spectacular careers during their prime and saw first hand some players who were…

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Induction Day at Cooperstown

Induction Day at CooperstownBy Paul Hagen / MLB.com

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and, needless to say, a lot has changed in the picturesque little village in upstate New York since the building was formally dedicated in 1939.

“Induction Day at Cooperstown” by Dennis Corcoran, as its title suggests, takes a year-by-year look at the most celebrated day of the baseball calendar. It’s a thorough examination of each Induction Day from the beginning through 2010. The who, what, when, where and why is here, and it’s an engrossing road map to the growth of the institution.

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Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball

Reviewed by Mark Newman of MLB.com

Image“I like adventure,” R.A. Dickey writes in his book Wherever I Wind Up, which hit bookstores on Thursday. He is talking on page 289 about spending part of his first Mets season in 2010 at a condo in Greenwich, Conn., belonging to former Met Shawn Green.

Dickey, his wife, Anne, and their three young children toughed out five sweltering days without power because the management company evidently wasn’t told he was coming. . . . Read More

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