Praise for The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

Praise for The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reason—to sell more beer. Then he helped gather a group of… Read More »

Excerpt from The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

Excerpt from The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

The original plan was to seek admission to the National League. Von der Ahe and his friends were rebuffed. “The… Read More »

About The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

About The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

CHRIS VON DER AHE KNEW NEXT to nothing about baseball when he risked his life’s savings to found the franchise… Read More »

Rave reviews greet Fifty-nine in ’84

Rave reviews greet Fifty-nine in '84

Washington Post: “An astonishing book … a romantic book, equal parts heroic quest, tragic tale and doomed love story.” Los… Read More »

Davy Jones, 1945-2012

Davy Jones, 1945-2012

Baby Boomers felt poignantly tugged back to their childhood the other day with the news that Davy Jones, 66, had… Read More »

Kidnapped catcher wins 2011 Radbourn Award

Kidnapped catcher wins 2011 Radbourn Award

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who vowed to keep playing winter ball after getting kidnapped in Venezuela, and Texas Rangers… Read More »

Radbourn’s hometown paper hails Fifty-nine in ’84 for giving great pitcher his due

Radbourn's hometown paper hails Fifty-nine in '84 for giving great pitcher his due

The Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph, the first newspaper to report on Charles “Old Hoss” Radbourn’s pitching feats, covered Edward Achorn’s acclaimed… Read More »

Boston Globe: Fifty-nine in ’84 a top Father’s Day gift!

Boston Globe: Fifty-nine in '84 a top Father's Day gift!

Boston Globe book critic Kathleen A. Powers says Edward Achorn’s “Fifty-nine in ’84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the… Read More »

May 5, 1884: Buffaloing Buffalo

May 5, 1884: Buffaloing Buffalo

(A daily diary of the greatest season a major-league pitcher ever had.) After the requisite Sunday break, Old Hoss Radbourn… Read More »

Daily diary: April 8, 1884: Brimstone and treacle

Daily diary: April 8, 1884: Brimstone and treacle

(A daily diary of the greatest season a major-league pitcher ever had.) As the Providence Grays’ spring training tour up… Read More »