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"Keepers Of The Game" by Dennis D'Agostino

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smasher_Sloan, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Has anyone read it?

    Former AP desker/Mets PR/Knicks PR has written an oral history of baseball writing from the 1960s through the Internet age. It's the successor to Jerome Holtzman's "No Cheering In the Press Box" from 40 years ago.

    One chapter per writer: Stan Isaacs, Ross Newhan, Joe Goddard, Murray Chass, Russell Schneider, Jim Henneman, Peter Gammons, Maury Allen, Hal McCoy, Hal Bock, Tracy Ringolsby, Bob Elliott, Phil Pepe, Dave van Dyck, Jim Ferguson, Nick Peters, Gordon Verrell, Bill Madden, Wayne Minshew, Stan Hochman, Joe Giuliotti, Bob Hertzel, Rick Hummel. He also interviewed Conlin, but dropped that chapter after the child abuse allegations against Conlin.
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    That's a must-buy. Glad there's finally a second version.

    Who's doing the book? You left his name out.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I think the Northeast needs more representation. Not enough writers from NYC or New England.
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Subject line?
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Hah. Ya got me there.
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Six NY guys, but tell me who doesn't belong? Two from Boston.

    I'd argue for Dick Kaegel and Sheldon Ocker over Ferguson and Minshew, but that has nothing to do with NE emphasis.
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    If only women were allowed to write about baseball, that would be so cool.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    You just be patient. What's for supper?
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Lord. The Kindle version is 16 bucks and change
  10. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    I've known Dennis for many years and I'm sure he did a lot of research on the book. I will read it with great interest since I also know most of the people he's featuriing. And believe me, there could be a couple of follows with other baseball writers featured.
  11. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    It's too bad a couple of generations of sportswriters have been skipped.
  12. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Agreed. A book with the '50s-'60s group between Holtzman's book and this one would have been great.
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