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Apologies, but I've been busy getting a new blog off the ground. It's in support of my new book, High Heat, and you can find it at HighHeatWendel.blogspot.com.
Also, don't forget the Buffalo Braves blog (Randy Smith Appreciation Day is coming up at Buffalo State) and the National Archive footage of the  Read More 
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Maraniss blurb

David Maraniss, author of Clemente and When Pride Still Mattered, just gave High Heat a big thumbs-up.
"High Heat is a great idea, brilliantly executed. Tim Wendel, one of my favorite baseball writers, delivers this fastball with a winning mix of science, biography, and mythology."
Pub date for HH is March 9, 2010.

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Ken Burns blurb

OK, no more whining about looking for cover endorsements. The first cover blurb is in and they don't get any bigger than Ken Burns. Thanks to Ken for taking the time to read High Heat and then write, "Tim Wendel has done it again. Like a batter bending away from a curveball that cuts  Read More 
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Trolling for blurbs

I cannot think of anything more humbling than trolling for "blurbs" or cover endorsements for your book.
Yet that's where I find myself as we race toward the holidays and the new year.
With High Heat being printed  Read More 
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High Heat -- The Editing

Editing continues on High Heat (Da Capo Press). Pub date has been moved up to March 9, 2010, and the full title is now "High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for  Read More 
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Almost done

Coming down the homestretch in finishing High Heat: The Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time. It will be out this March from Da Capo Press. Goming through it, top to bottom, the next two weeks. Do Not Disturb sign is on the door.
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High Heat update

I've finished with the working draft for High Heat: The Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time. The publisher is Da Capo Press. Nolan Ryan, Bob Feller, Steve Dalkowski, Satchel Paige, Walter Johnson and Sandy Koufax are in the elite group, with such contemporary stars as Joel Zumaya, Billy Wagner (before his Tommy John surgery) and Tim Lincecum also in contention.
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