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July 11, 2010


Lisa Bachelder

I'm in the middle of Larry Tye's Satchel Paige bio, so this would make a nice follow-up.

Thanks for the recommendation.


Ron Kaplan

I agree with your assessment, Dan. Schilling does a nice job, although the plot drags at times.

If you haven't read it yet, I always recommend "The Great American Novel" as an overlooked and underrated piece of baseball fiction. Currently reading Peter Golenbock's "7," Mickey Mantle's fictional posthumous autobiography. Coincidentally, he employs the similarly-dead Leonard Schecter, who worked ed with Bouton on "Ball Four," to help him set the record straight. If you're looking for warped, then "7" is probably the #1 choice.

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    Dan Epstein is the author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s and Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76, both published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. He writes about baseball, music and other cultural obsessions for a variety of outlets and publications. He lives in Greensboro, NC, and is available for speaking engagements.