D’Angelo: SABR member Dirk Lammers tracks down stories about no-hitters

From Bob D’Angelo at the Tampa Tribune on March 12, 2016, on SABR member Dirk Lammers:

In baseball parlance, no-hitters are called pitching gems. And what began as a diamond in the rough turned into a gem for longtime journalist Dirk Lammers.

Lammers, a reporter for The Associated Press in South Dakota who spent nearly a decade working and writing at The Tampa Tribune during the 1990s, channeled his passion for baseball — and, specifically, no-hitters — into his first book. “Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats” (Unbridled Books; paperback; $18.95) is more than just a rehash of the game’s 294 official “no-nos.” It’s full of stories, statistics, charts and memories, and grew out of a website Lammers created in 2008.

Lammers will be in Tampa, where he earned a degree in mass communications at the University of South Florida, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a book-launching party at Love’s Artifacts Bar and Grille, 4918 S. MacDill Ave.

Read the full article here: http://www.tbo.com/events-tampa-bay/former-trib-reporter-tracks-down-stories-about-no-hitters-20160312/

Originally published: March 13, 2016. Last Updated: March 13, 2016.