From SABR member Ron Kaplan at Ron Kaplan’s Baseball Bookshelf on March 25, 2014, with SABR member Kostya Kennedy:
Another book about Pete Rose? Seems more books have been published about (and by) the dishonored all-time hit leader than anyone except Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Jackie Robinson.
But as Kostya Kennedy explained in our recent conversation, the job of the writer is to find something new to say or say in differently — and presumably better — than previous attempts. He did that in his 2011 book, 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports, which earned Spitball Magazine‘s Casey Award that year. (Not to mention it’s one of my 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die. Here’s my “Conversation” with Kennedy about the DiMaggio bio.)
Read the full article here: http://www.ronkaplansbaseballbookshelf.com/2014/03/25/the-bookshelf-conversation-kostya-kennedy/
Originally published: March 25, 2014. Last Updated: March 25, 2014.