Doug  Wilson




Tucker ...
278 books | 90 friends

Jay
Jay
1,356 books | 45 friends

Shawn Camp
4,296 books | 34 friends

Grace
376 books | 97 friends

Harold ...
421 books | 83 friends

Lance
673 books | 185 friends

carl  t...
756 books | 42 friends

Mike Re...
225 books | 235 friends

More friends…

Doug is following 2 people

Doug Wilson

Goodreads Author


born
in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, The United States
gender
male

genre

influences

member since
January 2013


About this author

I have loved baseball since I was old enough to throw a rubber ball against the side of the house and pretend I was in the big leagues. I particularly have an interest in writing about baseball in the 1960s ande 1970s. I like to write about the good guys of the game--I'm tired of hearing about the scandals.


To ask Doug Wilson questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Doug Wilson I am currently working on a biography of Carlton Fisk. In addition to hitting one of the most memorable home runs in baseball history to end Game Six…moreI am currently working on a biography of Carlton Fisk. In addition to hitting one of the most memorable home runs in baseball history to end Game Six of the 1975 World Series, he had a fascinating career. He lived by a strict code and work ethic and expected the same from his teammates and opponents and never shied away from conflict. He memorably called out several star teammates his rookie year who he didn't feel were giving their best effort and, almost 20 years later, had some choice words for flashy rookie Neon Deion Sanders when he disrespected the Yankee pinstripes. It was interesting researching the reasons for his heartbreaking departure from Boston and the painful process of leaving the game in Chicago during his final season.(less)
Average rating: 3.80 · 172 ratings · 43 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Bird: The Life and Lega...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Brooks: The Biography of Br...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fred Hutchinson and the 196...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

We all know that professional baseball is played by highly skilled athletes who possess world-class reflexes and hand-eye coordination. But one of the great things about the game is that, perhaps more than any other sport, it lends itself to players of all shapes and sizes. Some players have been famously plus-sized. As these men have become part of our heritage, I thought it would be inte... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on January 15, 2015 09:31 • 2 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Doug's Recent Updates

Doug Wilson made a comment in the group The Baseball Book ClubBook Suggestions topic
" John,

I loved the Chip Hilton books when I was a kid. He was the kind of guy you wanted to be: a great athlete in every sport, humble, a good team play
...more"
Doug Wilson wrote a new blog post
We all know that professional baseball is played by highly skilled athletes who possess world-class reflexes and hand-eye coordination. But on... Read more of this blog post »
Doug Wilson and 15 other people liked Jacki Hall's review of Gray Mountain:
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
"I don't know if I can come up with the words to describe how much I disliked this book. While described by other characters as a "brilliant lawyer," the lead character Samantha was a cowardly idiot. Or at least all the dialog attributed to her mad..." Read more of this review »
Doug Wilson and 20 other people liked Karen's review of Gray Mountain:
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
"I am unable to finish this book. I guess Grisham has decided to follow the lead of most best selling authors today and write a book that will ensure him high praise from the wacko left wing media. He certainly didn't write the book to tell a good..." Read more of this review »
Doug Wilson and 29 other people liked Lisa's review of Gray Mountain:
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
"I think John Grisham forgot to write a story. The entire book was simply a way to preach about the injustice of strip mining and poor old down home mountainfolk in Appalachia. Interesting stuff. Worthy of investigation. Boring presentation. The wh..." Read more of this review »
6541687
date: July 31, 2014 02:00PM
location: National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York, Cooperstown, NY, The United States
description: Presentation and discussion of Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson.
Doug Wilson made a comment in the group The Baseball Book ClubBaseball Trivia! topic
" I am not apologizing for Rose, but if you give the video of the Fosse the Zapruder treatment you can see that a few steps before the collision, Rose s ...more"
" Brooks Robinson got in on the ground floor of the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles were born when a group of Baltimore businessmen bought and moved the ...more"
More of Doug's books…
34851 The Baseball Book Club — 373 members — last activity 13 hours, 18 min ago
A book club for discussion of baseball related books, including major leagues, minor leagues, Japanese league, Negro leagues, EVERYTHING baseball!
25x33 Ask Doug Wilson, author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych — 15 members — last activity Apr 02, 2013 12:01PM
Doug Wilson will discuss his book on Mark Fidrych, the one-of-a-kind baseball player...March April 1, 2013 to April 15, 2013...
25x33 Ask Doug Wilson, author of Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson — 12 members — last activity Feb 24, 2014 05:23AM
Join author Doug Wilson as he discusses his new book, Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson. This is the first comprehensive biography ever written ...more
4167 baseball, baseball, baseball :-) — 125 members — last activity Jan 22, 2015 12:15PM
This a place for baseball fans to share their favorite books about the game, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, auto-biography...



Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

message 1: by John

John Rosengren Hey, Doug:
I saw your book in a D.C. bookstore last night. Looks good. Love that photo of the young Bird on the basketball bench. I am here to promote my new biography about Hank Greenberg. I aim to get to Detroit, just haven't finalized dates. You interested in doing a joint event for Tiger fans to promote our books?
Best way to reach me is via email: john@johnrosengren.net
Best,
John


back to top