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Doug Wilson

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in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, The United States
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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.

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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)
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The Cincinnati Reds were only three outs away from being eliminated in the 1972 Playoffs. Trailing the defending World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2, in the fifth and final game, Johnny Bench led off the bottom of the ninth inning against the Pirates' ace reliever Dave Guisti.

As Bench prepared to leave the on-deck circle, his mother caught his eye. Katy Bench had left her seat and worked he... Read more of this blog post »
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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


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