The book Marty Glickman: The Life of an American Jewish Sports Legend (NYU Press, 2023) by Jeffrey S. Gurock takes a look at Marty Glickman, who for close to half a century after World War II, was the voice of New York sports. [Read more…] about Marty Glickman: American Jewish Sports Legend
The New York State Baseball Hall of Fame Museum has announced the grand opening of its new facility in Gloversville, Fulton County, NY. Located at 45 Harrison Street, directly across the street from Parkhurst Field Little League Stadium. – a replica and tribute to the original grand stands built in 1906. Together they are hoped to be able to put Gloversville on the map for baseball fans. [Read more…] about New York State Baseball Hall of Fame Museum Opening in Gloversville
The history of baseball is rife with colorful characters. But for sheer cantankerousness, fighting moxie, and will to win, very few have come close to Leo “the Lip” Durocher. Following a five-decade career as a player and manager for baseball’s most storied franchises, Durocher teamed up with veteran sportswriter Ed Linn to tell the story of his life in the game.
The resulting book, Nice Guys Finish Last (University of Chicago Press, 2009), is baseball at its best, brimming with personality and full of all the fights and feuds, triumphs and tricks that made Durocher such a success—and an outsized celebrity. [Read more…] about Nice Guys Finish Last: The Baseball Classic by Leo Durocher