Thursday, July 21, 2016

...and just in case you wanted to see the Spanish language edition...

here it is....

Cuban Baseball Legends - new SABR publication

Of interest beyond just Boston baseball, this was published by SABR today.  Available via SABR or on Amazon.

See also the Spanish edition -- SABR's first Spanish publication. Thanks to Reynaldo Cruz for the translations. Reynaldo is a SABE member from Holguin, Cuba.  

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ted Williams Cheers A Young Amputee

Ted Williams cheers up a young amputee. That's the name of the story I have posted:

It's a pretty fascinating story (to me, anyhow) -- one that took me years to "crack."

I will be chatting online about it Wednesday, July 13 at 1:00 PM Eastern time.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

former Negro Leagues ballplayer "brought back to life"

Here is the remarkable story of former Negro Leagues ballplayer Jim Zapp, who was effectively comatose and thought to be lost to his family. Fortunately, his son James Jr. questioned the medical diagnosis, took him medication, and saw his father “come back to life.”  There is a potential lesson here which may help other families going forward.

See the article at the National Pastime Museum.

The original, full article will still appear sometime in the future in the SABR book on the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons and Homestead Grays, which Rick Bush and I are editing.

There is also a "Baseball Banter" on the National Pastime Museum site at 1:00 PM Eastern time on Tuesday, July 12 where I will have an online conversation with people who wish to join in. If you’re free at that time, please check in.

Bill Nowlin

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Now available! After a 9-year wait, the new edition....

Now available!   After a 9-year wait, the new edition....RED SOX BY THE NUMBERS.

Friday, May 27, 2016

With Wade Boggs' number retirement yesterday, it's a good time to mention the forthcoming (June 21) publication of the new edition of RED SOX BY THE NUMBERS by Matthew Silverman and myself. We put out the original volume back in 2010. The publisher asked us to create a new edition, and we've packed a LOT of new material in there. The Red Sox, among other things, won another World Series in the interim -- 2013.

The book is available for pre-orders now (just thought I'd mention that!)  :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Brand new book on the 1986 Boston Red Sox

SABR has simultaneously published two new books, one on the 1986 Mets and one on the 1986 Red Sox. Leslie Heaphy and I edited both books. The fact of the joint publication gives fans of both teams the chance to compete once more -- which fans will order the most books?

SABR members get both books free, but they're both available to the general public, too. Search on "There Was More Than Game Six" at Amazon or other online sites.

Here's the Red Sox book!
We're going to run a friendly competition between now and April 15 to see which fans order the most books -- Mets, or Red Sox!