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The Diary of Myles Thomas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Wasn't sure to put this in Journalism, Sports and News, whatever. Anyhoo ...

    ESPN.com has been doing this project, which one of the obscure members of the 1927 Yankees writes a diary of his season. The diary wasn't really written, of course, but the stories that are told through Thomas is somewhat, as they call it, historical fiction. "Thomas" writes about the various stars of baseball, like Ruth and Gehrig, but also about his obscure teammates and his opponents. "Thomas" also writes about non-baseball stuff, such as meeting famous jazz musicians, Al Capone, and hangs out with Barbara Stanwyck a bunch.

    1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas

    Some of the entries are short; others are quite long. The two entries that I've thought were the best were the ones where "Thomas" meets Rube Foster, and where he finds out the life story of Sam Rice.

    Figured I'd share it here, for those who like to read about baseball history, and other Roaring Twenties stuff.
  2. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    If they looked hard enough couldn't they find an actual diary from a player?
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    So the WWL was favoring the Yankees 55 years before it's first broadcast?
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I'm figuring they probably could, but I figure they did this in order to reflect the entirety of the era, not just about baseball. A diary that reads, "Well, today I went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the St. Louis Browns," may not be very interesting.
  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Fuck Ty Cobb!
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