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Review: 'Bull Durham' fans, rejoice at 'Church of Baseball'

Jul. 05, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

“The Church of Baseball: The Making of ‘Bull Durham’: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings and a Hit” by Ron Shelton (Knopf) Former minor-league ballplayer Ron Shelton has written and directed a host of sports-themed movies, but it’s doubtful anyone has told him...

Female champion at The Country Club wrote the book on golf

Jun. 17, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The winner of the first major held at the history-steeped golf course hosting this week's U.S. Open served up plenty of solid lessons that still hold true today. Her name: Genevieve Hecker. Hecker's victory in the U.S. Women's Amateur in...

Review: 'Swing and a Hit’ for diehard Yankees fans only

May. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

“Swing and a Hit” by Paul O’Neill with Jack Curry (Grand Central Publishing) By now, nearly ever starter on the New York Yankees dynasty that won four World Series titles in six years (1996, 1998-2000) has written a memoir. Paul O’Neill, the sweet-single leftie who over the...

Longtime New Yorker writer, editor Roger Angell dies

May. 20, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define The New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through his essays, humor pieces and editing, has died. He was 101. Angell died Friday of heart...