instagram pinterest linkedin facebook twitter goodreads

Blog

RFK in Indianapolis

The night Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, it fell to Robert Kennedy, then running for the Democratic Party nomination for president, to tell a crowd in Indianapolis the bad news. Speaking from the heart, from little notes, he told the crowd that his family had suffered from such a tragedy. Of  Read More 

Be the first to comment

Talking Titles -- The Choice

It's official: The title of the new one is Summer of '68: When Baseball -- and America -- Changed Forever.
Tentative pub date is March 13, 2012, from Da Capo Press.
In recent weeks we've moved from final edits to securing the last of the photos.
Summer of '68 will have a larger photo signature than  Read More 
Be the first to comment

Talking Titles

Editing continues on the new book about the 1968 season, which will be out from Da Capo this spring.
Working titles include SUMMER OF '68: WHEN BASEBALL AND AMERICA CHANGED FOREVER.
or
SEASON ON FIRE: SPORTS, AMERICA AND THE SUMMER OF '68.
Let me know what you think.
Be the first to comment

Down in the Valley

Finally made it out to see a game in the Valley League last night. It was great fun, and thanks to Austin and Charlie for letting me join them in the New Market (Va.) Rebels' broadcast "booth." I'm coming back next year for the Full Moon game.

2 Comments
Post a comment

Manuscript Has Been Delivered

Relieved. Exhausted. Excited.
The pretty much sums up where my head is at after I turned in the manuscript for the new book, working title SIXTY-EIGHT: THE YEAR OF THE PITCHER AND WHEN SPORTS SAVED AMERICA. This will be out in Spring 2012 from Da Capo Books.
Of course, there is still much to do.  Read More 
1 Comments
Post a comment

Walking in Memphis

Just returned from Memphis and some great interviews, including those in Dr. Martin Luther Kings's inner circle, for SIXTY-EIGHT: THE YEAR OF THE PITCHER AND WHEN SPORTS SAVED AMERICA. Along the way, I swung down to Mississippi and have now visited all 50 states.
Be the first to comment

Preface for SIXTY-EIGHT

I always have a tough time with openings, but I've been playing with the first lines of the new one. Right now it's going something like this:
What if we could distill all that we know, what we truly believe, down to a few memorable moments, snippets of motion, short stories set in a  Read More 
Be the first to comment

Research on SIXTY-EIGHT

The two teams that met in the 1968 World Series -- the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals -- were among the most racially diverse institutions in the land at the time. Willie "the Wonder" Horton was among them. The Tigers' outfielder grew up in the Detroit projects and tried to stop the riots in  Read More 
Be the first to comment

Live in the Bergino Clubhouse

Here's the link to the podcast of me with host Jay Goldberg at the Bergino Clubhouse in lower Manhattan.
http://berginobaseballclubhouse.podbean.com/2011/04/30/high-heat-with-tim-wendel-at-the-bergino-baseball-clubhouse/
Be the first to comment

Trip to New York

I had a great time talking about fireballers and High Heat at the Bergino Clubhouse near New York University last week. It's a great setting, just around the corner from the world-famous Strand Bookstore. If I was ever was going to move back to New York, I'd take a long look at that part  Read More 

Be the first to comment