Newsletter Archive

Each week an author offers written answers about his or her book, because in our world Q&As are awesome. Plus links to video discussions and tons of information about other work PBBC members are doing and appearances they've made. Also, swag. We peddle swag. Please don't forget about that part. (Subscribe to our newsletter in the box at the top right corner of your screen. )

Longtime Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Terence Moore shares details about his close relationship with Hank Aaron, and how it led to his new book, The Real Hank Aaron. Also, Peter Golenbock dissects his new book with Bobby Valentine, Valentine's Way, in conversation with Dan Levitt.

Scott Longert completes his Cleveland Indians trilogy with Victory on Two Fronts, tracing the team up through World War II. Also, author Martin Gitlin and six-time All-Star pitcher Sam McDowell talk about their new book, The Saga of Sudden Sam, with Dan Blewett.

Artist Gary Cieradowski's new book, 21: Illustrated Journal of Outsider Baseball, Vol. 2, is out, and it is great. Gary talks about all that went into it. Also, authors Peter Dreier and Robert Elias talk about their new book, Major League Rebels, in a video interview with Eric Nusbaum.

Author Dan Good explains what went into his book about the life and dramatic demise of former MVP Ken Caminiti, Playing Through the Pain. Also, Jason Cannon on video with author Jim Overmyer discussing his book, Charlie Murphy. Plus bonus poetry! 

John Shea talks about his new book with former A's owner Steve Schott, Long Schott, and topics like how close the current A's actually came to more competent ownership. Also, Clayton Trutor is interviewed about his book, Loserville, by author Frank Guridy. ​

Former pitcher Dan Blewett goes in depth about his new book, Clean Your Cleats, which explains what it takes to be a successful ballplayer in every way but the actual playing of ball. Also, Rob Neyer speaks with Jason Cannon about the Umpire Is Out, his book with longtime ump Dale Scott.

Martin Gitlin talks about Sam McDowell and his new book, The Saga of Sudden Sam. Also, Judith Hiltner and James Walker are in conversation with Andy McCue about their new book about legendary broadcaster Red Barber. 

Rob Neyer dives deep into his new book with Dale Scott, the first active ump to come out of the closet. Also, Craig Calcaterra discusses Rethinking Fandom with Dan Epstein. 

Doug Wedge sits down with ten former Cy Young winners to glean their secrets, in Pinnacle on the Mound. Also, Jason Cannon discusses his book about legendary Cubs owner Charlie Murphy with Jim Overmyer. 

Clayton Trutor examines Atlanta's place as tone-setter for the civic-financing-of-ballparks movement in Loserville. Also, John Rosengren discusses his book of baseball essays, Classic Baseball, with Tim Wendel. 

Peter Dreier and Robert Elias released two books about nearly identical subjects from two publishers at virtually the same time: Major League Rebels and Baseball Rebels. How did they do it? Read on. Also, Andy McCue discusses classic American League hijinx with James Walker. 

Craig Calcaterra discusses his new book, Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports Industrial Complex at Its Own Game. Also, Scott Longert discusses classic Cleveland baseball with Luke Epplin. 

James Walker and Judith Hilter offer an expansive look at their new book, Red Barber: The Life and Legacy of a Broadcasting Legend. Also, Peter Golenbock discusses Whispers of the Gods with Jason Turbow. And Twitter!

Mitchell Nathanson offers an original essay about the trauma behind acquiring photo rights for his 2007 book, "The Fall of the 1977 Phillies," and how it served to scuttle and delay ensuing editions of the title. Also: KD Casey on her gay baseball romance novel, "Unwritten Rules."

Jacob Kornhauser delves into his book, written with his brother Dylan, "Max Gordon: Life, Loss, and Baseball's Greatest Comeback," about another pair of baseball brothers -- one of whom played in memory of his brother. Also: Rocco Constantino talks to Thom Henninger about his book, "Beyond Baseball's Color Barrier." 

KD Casey brings the PBBC its first romance novel: This one is not only baseball-related but gay-themed and has a guy who KD swears is not Brad Ausmus on the cover. Also: Bryan Hoch discusses "The Bronx Zoom" with Mark C. Healey.

Poet E. Ethelbert Miller offers thoughts on his latest collection, "When Your Wife Has Tommy John Surgery." Also: Are Greg Larson and Shane Green the same person? 

Craig Calcaterra discusses his new book, Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports Industrial Complex at Its Own Game. Also, Scott Longert discusses classic Cleveland baseball with Luke Epplin. 

James Walker and Judith Hilter offer an expansive look at their new book, Red Barber: The Life and Legacy of a Broadcasting Legend. Also, Peter Golenbock discusses Whispers of the Gods with Jason Turbow. And Twitter!

Mitchell Nathanson offers an original essay about the trauma behind acquiring photo rights for his 2007 book, "The Fall of the 1977 Phillies," and how it served to scuttle and delay ensuing editions of the title. Also: KD Casey on her gay baseball romance novel, "Unwritten Rules."

Jacob Kornhauser delves into his book, written with his brother Dylan, "Max Gordon: Life, Loss, and Baseball's Greatest Comeback," about another pair of baseball brothers -- one of whom played in memory of his brother. Also: Rocco Constantino talks to Thom Henninger about his book, "Beyond Baseball's Color Barrier." 

KD Casey brings the PBBC its first romance novel: This one is not only baseball-related but gay-themed and has a guy who KD swears is not Brad Ausmus on the cover. Also: Bryan Hoch discusses "The Bronx Zoom" with Mark C. Healey.

Poet E. Ethelbert Miller offers thoughts on his latest collection, "When Your Wife Has Tommy John Surgery." Also: Are Greg Larson and Shane Green the same person? 

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Tim Neverett looks at his book about the 2020 season, "Covid Curveball." Also: E. Ethelbert Miller speaks with Tim Wendel about his poetry collection, "When Your Wife Has Tommy John Surgery." Also also: Andrea Williams is out with a new kids book, written with LeBron James. Lebron. James. 

Brad Balukjian's "The Wax Pack" is called out by Bob Costas in the Wall Street Journal, even if Brad himself is not. Also, Tony Castro on his new book, "Maris & Mantle: Two Yankees, Baseball Immortality, and the Age of Camelot." Also also, David Krell discusses "1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK" with E. Ethelbert Miller. 

We delve into Bryan Hoch's epic cross-country journey to make it to the Field of Dreams Game in Iowa after his flight from New Jersey was canceled. Also, Bryan delivers a Q&A about his book, "The Bronx Zoom." Also also: Brad Balujkian and Andrew Forbes, in a nod to Brad's book, "The Wax Pack," open some cards together via Zoom. 

Dan Taylor offers answers about his book, "Lights, Camera, Fastball: How the Hollywood Stars Changed Baseball." Also, Thom Henninger talks "The Pride of Minnesota" with Tim Wendell.

Bryan Hoch offers a Q&A about "The Bronx Zoom: Inside the New York Yankees' Most Bizarre Season." Also, Benjamin Hochman talks St. Louis Cardinals baseball with Luke Epplin, specifically his book, "11 in '11."  

Thom Henninger answers questions about "The Pride of Minnesota: The Twins in the Turbulent 1960s."

The PBBC put together a biographers' panel for the Tattered Bookshop bookstore in Denver, in association with the All-Star Game. Joining moderator Jason Turbow ("They Bled Blue") are Dave Jordan ("Cobra"), Dan Epstein ("The Captain & Me") and Mitchell Nathanson ("Bouton"). Also, Steve Kettman offers a Q&A about "Remember Who You Are," a fabulous book of essays about and inspired by the late Pedro Gomez. Also also, Tim Wendel discusses his novel, "Escape From Castro's Cuba," with Emily Nemens.

Gaylon White answers Q's about "The Best Little Baseball Town in the World: The Crowley Millers and Minor League Baseball in the 1950s." Also, Frank Guridy engages Howard Bryant in a discussion about Vida Blue and the state of Black players in baseball.