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James Bailey

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How much do you want to know? Here’s the About the Author that ran in my first novel, The Greatest Show on Dirt:

James Bailey worked for the Durham Bulls for three seasons, from 1990-92. He later spent six years covering minor league baseball for Baseball America magazine. He reviews books for Baseball America, and is an annual contributor to Lindy’s Fantasy Baseball magazine. He lives in Rochester, N.Y., with his wife Jill and son Grant.


That doesn’t really tell the whole story, though, does it? If you took the trouble to come to this page, maybe you want to know more. (Maybe you don’t, in which case, feel free to keep on moving.) Here goes …

I grew up in Seattle, spent nearly 10 years in North Carolina, and have lived in Rochester, N.Y., sin
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James Douglas wrote: "I like the title, The Greatest Show on Dirt."

Thanks. It comes from a slogan on a sign at the old ballpark. Not unique to Durham, but it was in use there at the time my book is set.


Douglas Boter I like the title, The Greatest Show on Dirt.


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