Maltin: New and notable film books includes SABR volume on baseball and Hollywood

From Leonard Maltin at on April 12, 2018:

FROM SPRING TRAINING TO SCREEN TEST: BASEBALL PLAYERS TURNED ACTORS  Edited by Rob Edelman and Bill Nowlin (Society for American Baseball Research)

This exhaustive book should draw interest from film buffs and baseball aficionados alike. Aside from chronicling the show-business careers of such notable athletes as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Reggie Jackson and players who enjoyed successful acting careers like Chuck Connors and John Beradino, there are essays on such topics as Ron Shelton: On Cobb, Bull Durham and Baseball On-Screen, Big Leaguer: A Small-Time Film with Big Personalities, and Ball Four, The Television Series: Ahead of Its Time? Brimming with information and rare photos, this looks like a home run to me. (Baseball buff Rob Edelman was a valued contributing editor to my Movie Guide for decades.)

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Originally published: April 18, 2018. Last Updated: April 18, 2018.