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Summer of '68 exhibit in SoCal

Thrilled to be a part of this new exhibit at the Pasadena Library. Here's the official release:
BAD MOON RISING: We are pleased to share a few photos from today’s installation of the exhibition “Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of ’68,” on view from September 3-November 15, 2018 at Whittier College’s Wardman Library.
Presented by the Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary, the exhibition is based on Tim Wendel’s book “Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball – and America – Forever,” the research materials for which are in the collection of the Institute.  Read More 

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Bob Gibson in 1968

Bob Gibson in action.

I received an email last week about Bob Gibson's scoreless streak in 1968. In my response, I returned to some of the points I made in SUMMER OF '68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever. The scoreless streak belonged to the Dodgers' Don Drysdale in the Year of the Pitcher. Bobby Kennedy's assassination  Read More 

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Ringing in the New Year

The news that the U.S. and Cuba are seeking to normalize relations put my first novel, CASTRO'S CURVEBALL, back in the spotlight, as well as my novella, HABANA LIBRE. Check out my column for USA Today about the sea change in the Caribbean.
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'Pipe shots'

Adam Wainwright's "pipe shots" to Derek Jeter reminds me of Denny McLain grooving one to Mickey Mantle in the memorable '68 season. Check out pages 126-129 in SUMMER OF '68.
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Shifting gears

Perhaps the strangest thing about being a writer these days is the mind-boggling, whiplash shift that's sometimes required. Since early April I've been on and off the road, promoting DOWN TO THE LAST PITCH. It's been a ton of fun as I visited great venues in 10-plus states and met some awesome people. Folks  Read More 
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Heading to the Motor City

Well, the trip was already planned to move my son out of Ann Arbor after another year at college. But I'll be lingering to attended the banquet for the Top Titles of 2013 as decided by the state of Michigan. The gathering is April 27, with Michael  Read More 
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Spring news

We're doing the final edits for HABANA LIBRE: A NOVELLA. I love the cover and that will be posted soon. It has received great advance notice from Holly Goddard Jones, Mike Kimball and Sports Illustrated's Scott Price. Thanks to all of them for the support.
In the meantime, SUMMER OF '68 will be out  Read More 
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'Summer' named a Michigan Notable Book

I'm honored that SUMMER OF '68 was named a Michigan Notable Book for 2013. That's a great way to ring in the new year.
Thanks to all, especially my readers in Michigan.
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Great time in Frostburg

I had a great time on Tuesday in Frostburg, Md., talking mostly about Summer of '68 but also reading from Curveball and even discussing Steve Dalkowski of High Heat fame. The acoustics at the Lyric Theatre, right there on Main Street in Frostburg, were outstanding and the crowd was fantastic. Thanks to Gerry LaFemina  Read More 
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Summer tour comes to an end

Thanks to all who came out for the SUMMER OF '68 tour. In recent months, I've been to New York, San Francisco, St. Louis, Chicago and Los Angeles, including three separate swings through the great state of Michigan.
I was in Ann Arbor last weekend, at the Kerrytown Book Festival, catching a football game  Read More 
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