Buell: Rob Edelman produces SABR book on baseball and Hollywood

From Bob Buell at the Daily Gazette on March 18, 2018, with mention of SABR member Rob Edelman:

The intention was never to name every baseball player who tried his luck at acting, but fans of “The Rifleman” can rest assured. Rob Edelman wasn’t about to leave Chuck Connors off his list.

“From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors,” published earlier this month by SABR (Society for American Baseball Research), is a new book produced by Edelman and his co-editor Bill Nowlin. An Amsterdam resident and University at Albany professor who has written several books about the movie industry, Edelman has also been a life-long baseball fan.

“I mention in the introduction that we didn’t try to get everybody in the book because then we would have ended up with an encyclopedia,” said Edelman, who along with teaching film history at UAlbany is also a film commentator for WAMC-Northeast Public Radio and a contributing editor to “Leonard Maltin’s Moive Guide.”

“So we picked and choosed. We have guys who had lengthy careers in the sport and then did some acting, and we also had guys who barely played in the major leagues and then went on to a long TV and film career, like Chuck Connors.”

Read the full article here: https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/03/18/edelman-produces-book-on-baseball-and-hollywood

Originally published: March 19, 2018. Last Updated: March 19, 2018.