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Doug Wilson

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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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Book Review: Phinally!: The Phillies, the Royals and the 1980 Baseball Season That Almost Wasn't






There are some books that are just fun to read. They bring back memories, good and bad, of a particular moment in time. Phinally! by J. Daniel is one such book. It focuses on the events of the summer of 1980, providing a perfect time-capsule of the baseball season and popular culture. The 1980 season certainly contained it's share of memorable events and personalities and Daniel does a good jo... Read more of this blog post »
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"When my grandmother suffered senile dementia during her later years one of the few people she remembered with little prompting was the one and only Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. Growing up on Chicago’s north side, my grandmother was a Cubs’ fan, helped in..." Read more of this review »
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"Ernie Banks was a Hall of Fame player for the Chicago Cubs know primarily for three things: his happy demeanor, his joy for the game of baseball, and oh, by the way, he was a pretty good hitter as well. Banks’ story is told in this excellent, comp..." Read more of this review »
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"If your work colleague showed up every day with a happy greeting, saying what a beautiful day it was to work, regardless of the weather or work conditions, what would you think of that colleague? Is it an act or is it genuine? Doug Wilson's biogra..." Read more of this review »
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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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