Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Rookie Hitting Streaks

Cardinals outfielder Jordan Walker has hit in 11 straight games to begin his career. In 1899, 19-year-old Sam Crawford of the Cincinnati Reds similarly started his career with an 11-game hitting streak.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Saturday, November 12, 2022

My Next Book

Author update ...

Am I working on a new book? Yes

Is it another baseball biography? Yes

When will it be available? Summer 2023


Monday, April 25, 2022

Larry Ritter Award finalist

Wahoo Sam Crawford: The King of Sluggers was named a finalist for the 2022 Larry Ritter Award. The Society for American Baseball Research presents this award annually to recognize the best baseball book primarily set in the Deadball Era that was published in the previous year.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Happy Birthday to Wahoo Sam Crawford!


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Wahoo Sam's Last Game

One hundred years ago on this date (October 2, 1921), Wahoo Sam Crawford played the final games of his professional baseball career. With six hits in a season-ending doubleheader, Crawford helped the Los Angeles Angels capture the Pacific Coast League pennant. After 23 seasons as a professional ballplayer, Wahoo Sam went out a champion.