Events/Author News


I will be speaking and/​or signing books at the following events in 2014:

No events currently scheduled.


-- In early November 2014, The Chalmers Race was one of twelve books nominated by Spitball Magazine as a finalist for the Casey Award. The award is presented to the author of the best baseball book for the year 2014.

-- On Thursday, October 9, 2014, I was guest author for an evening at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in New York City. During the event I was interviewed by owner Jay Goldberg concerning The Chalmers Race. A link to the podcast of that interview can be found to the right under "Quick Links."

-- On Saturday, June 28, 2014, I was a guest of Bill Littlefield on his nationally syndicated radio (NPR) show, "Only A Game." The Chalmers Race was the show's featured book. A link to the interview and the show's webpage describing the book can be found to the right under "Quick Links."

-- In 2008, Eddie Collins: A Baseball Biography was selected by SABR's Deadball Committee as a finalist for the Larry Ritter Book Award.

-- In April 2014, Pitching to the Pennant: The 1954 Cleveland Indians was released by the University of Nebraska Press. The book is edited by Joe Wancho. I had the privilege of serving as an associate editor along with Leonard Levin, Bill Nowlin and Steve Johnson.

Selected Works

A baseball story of dubious scorekeeping and statistical systems, of performances and personalities in conflict, of accurate results revealed seventy years too late, and of a contest settled not by play on the field but by human foibles.
The exciting life and times of one of baseball's greatest second basemen while a key member of powerful Philadelphia Athletics and controversial Chicago White Sox teams from 1906-1930 and as an executive with the Boston Red Sox from 1933-1951.
The story of Hall-of-Famer George Sisler, Ty Cobb’s “nearest thing to the perfect ballplayer.”