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Some Good Baseball Books: 2015 Spring Training Edition


We’ve almost made it through the winter, and for Cubs fans this is looking like a better year than we’ve had for a while. Some are prognosticating greatness for this year’s North Siders, but I’ll be satisfied with 85 wins and whatever comes with it. 1,712 more words

No one who refuses to read this book should ask me for book marketing tips any more

The book in question is the autobiography of Bill Veeck, Veeck as in Wreck.

Clients ask me for marketing tips all the time. Of course, a cynic might think: “If he were that good at marketing, he’d probably be writing and pushing his own books.” Most authors hate marketing and think it’s icky; they just want to write, publish, and let their work rise on its merits. 597 more words

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast - January 29, 2015


Can you picture an MLB where the Red Sox are not in Boston? Or are in a dome? Or the Houston Cardinals?

It almost happened. 44 more words

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast - January 29, 2015

Can you picture an MLB where the Red Sox are not in Boston? Or are in a dome? Or the Houston Cardinals?

It almost happened. 45 more words

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From the archives: Telegrams to Bob Feller after selection to Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2015 class today, and with that occasion, we dug through the archives a bit and found the above pictures — a letter from the Hall to Bob Feller, who was inducted in 1962; and telegrams from Jackie Robinson, future Indians Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau, former Tribe owner Bill Veeck and more. 23 more words

Currently Reading: Veeck – As in Wreck

Veeck – As in Wreck by Bill Veeck – For pure showmanship, there may have been no more dominant figure in baseball history than Bill Veeck, the pioneering owner who was behind some of the sport’s most infamous stunts – among them Disco Demolition Night and the lone career at-bat of… 27 more words

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The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

With the vast majority of able-bodied American men away fighting in World War II, baseball executives looked for new ways to keep the sport in the public eye. 65 more words