Tag Archives: Baseball Books

Bringing the Heat … Again

On Tuesday I mentioned some off-season baseball reading I’m doing thanks to the Barnes & Noble clearance rack. Today I want to revisit a book I read this summer because the publisher sent me a copy for free. Forget best-seller … Continue reading

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Were the Orioles Quitters?

On multiple occasions during the past 13 losing seasons it has seemed, from a fan’s perspective, that the Baltimore Orioles quit during the second half of the season. It makes sense since quitters never win and frankly neither do the … Continue reading

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Interview with "High Heat" author Tim Wendel – Part Three

The third and final installment of my interview with High Heat author Tim Wendel considers hard-throwing closers and the brotherhood that develops among baseball’s hardest throwers. Why do you suppose that more of these guys don’t end up as closers … Continue reading

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Interview with "High Heat" author Tim Wendel – Part Two

Part two of my interview with High Heat author Tim Wendel from earlier this summer includes topics such as Orioles minor league legend Steve Dalkowski, Earl Weaver, Bull Durham, and Strasburg mania.There are so many interviews and conversations that informed … Continue reading

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Interview with "High Heat" author Tim Wendel – Part One

Earlier this summer I wrote about the book “High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time.” Author Tim Wendel was generous enough to do a phone interview with me … Continue reading

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