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Smith Reveals The History Between U.S. Presidents And Baseball

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Acclaimed author Curt Smith chronicles the historic relationship between baseball and the U.S. presidency. Smith’s new book, The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House (University of Nebraska Press) is now available.  Described by USA Today as “the voice of authority on baseball broadcasting,” Smith draws on his background as a former White House ...

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New Ruth Book Explores Lasting Legacy

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Babe Ruth’s grandson Tom Stevens calls it “the first real effort to explain his enduring popularity,” and Stevens should know. He wrote the Foreword. BABE RUTH – A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic is a book that explores the legacy of Ruth on many fronts, both in and beyond baseball. ...

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What If America Lost World War III? New Novel ‘A Mound Over Hell’ Portends

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BHC Press has announced it will publish Gary Morgenstein’s provocative new science fiction-baseball novel A Mound Over Hell to launch the author’s The Dark Depths book series. The publishing date is currently set at March 29. In making the announcement, BHC Press said, “This is one of the most unique ...

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A ‘Heavenly’ Fantasy Baseball Contest, For All The World

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Fantasy sports may be all the rage on earth, but what if the result of a single baseball game, whose teams are comprised of players selected by God and the Devil themselves, from among anyone ever to play in the Majors or Negro Leagues, would determine the fate of the ...

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Appel Spins Another Gem With ‘Stengel’

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When Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966, author Marty Appel surmises, he likely “played with or against or managed more” fellow Hall of Famers than any of the then-100+ enshrinees. Having been born before Babe Ruth, started his playing career in ...

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Early Star’s Career, Untimely Death Recalled In Biography

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Even avid baseball fans are not likely to have heard of Win Mercer. His career–and, sadly, his life–over just before the detente between the National League and upstart American League would lead to the first World Series, Mercer toiled for always losing and mostly dismal Washington teams in seven of ...

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