Events/Author News


I will be speaking and/​or signing books at the following events in 2016:

No events currently scheduled.


-- During the summer of 2016, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) published Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox. The editor of the book is Jacob Pomrenke. I served as an associate editor, along with Bill Nowlin and Len Levin.

-- In June 2015 The Chalmers Race was named one of five finalists for the 2015 Ohioana (Library) Book Award in the category of books about Ohio or an Ohioan.

-- In March 2015 The Chalmers Race was named one of three finalists for the 2014 Seymour Medal, awarded annually to the best book about baseball history. The winner of the 2014 award was Andy McCue's biography of Walter O'Malley, Mover and Shaker.

-- 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 was presented to the author of the best baseball book for the year 2014. In February 2015 when the results were announced, The Chalmers Race was selected as a co-runner-up along with Andy McCue's biography of Walter O'Malley. The winner of the award was Kostya Kennedy's book about Pete Rose.

-- 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.”