Sunday, July 06, 2014

Jim Brosnan, R. I. P.

The Washington Post: Jim Brosnan, who helped pitch the Cincinnati Reds to the National League championship in 1961 but was better known for two revelatory books, “The Long Season” and “Pennant Race,” that were the first inside accounts of a baseball team written from a player’s perspective, died June 28 at a hospice in Park Ridge, Ill. He was 84.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read both of them. Good books.


Jeff

Anonymous said...

I read Ball Four. Still remember the Pilots manager's greeting to a girl in the stands, "Hiya, blondie, how's your old tomato?"
Art

Anonymous said...

And I just realized I had him confused with Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four, and still around apparently.
Art

Unknown said...

I thought you were just commenting on baseball books in general. And good memories.