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Tim Wendel at Powell's in Portland (eastside)
Written by John Henshell   

Tim Wendel of Washington, D.C. will be reading from his new book, "High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time." Wendel is a SABR member who has written 8 books. You may also remember his work in Baseball Weekly.

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Powell's book and event info:

Amazon bio and bibliography:

Powell's Books on Hawthorne


Portland, OR 97214
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:59
NWSABR Member Steve Steinberg booksigning events
Written by Mary Groebner   

NWSABR member and author Steve Steinberg extends an invitation to attend one or more of the remaining booksigning events for '1921: The Yankees, the Giants & the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York', co-authored by Steve and Lyle Spatz.

Steve will be doing a Powerpoint presentation with vintage baseball photos revolving around this book at Third Place Books (17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155) at 7pm Wed night June 16, 2010.  Following the approximately one hour long event, there will be Q&A and an opportunity to get your book signed.

Additional events Steve will be appearing at:



Mark Armour Wins McFarland-SABR Award
Written by Tim Herlich   

SABR has selected the winners of this year’s McFarland-SABR Award. They are: Mark Armour (Corvallis, OR), William F. Lamb (Meredith, NH), and Geri Strecker (Muncie, IN). These winners will receive their awards on August 7 at SABR’s annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Sheraton Hotel Atlanta.

The McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award honors the authors of the best articles or papers, published or unpublished, on baseball history or biography completed during the preceding calendar year and whose research projects have greatly expanded our knowledge of baseball. The award includes a $200 cash prize.

Armour’s article, “A Tale of Two Umpires,” covers the firing of umpires Al Salerno and Bill Valentine by American League president Joe Cronin for union activity. The judging committee noted that the article “tells us more about the bitter anti-union, anti-everything attitudes of most owners of the day.” The article was published in the Fall 2009 issue of the Baseball Research Journal.

Congratulations, Mark!

New Chapter Members since 3/2/10
Written by Tim Herlich   

We welcome the following new members to the NWSABR chapter:


Home Joined SABR


Gary McHolland

Davis CA



Patrick Coffey      Ellensburg WA 3/19/10 3/19/10
Timothy Odeen Spokane WA 3/15/10 3/15/10
Jeff Messinger Oregon 3/12/10 3/15/10
Karli Swanson Seattle WA 3/8/10 3/9/10
Winston Gin Elk Grove CA 1/1/85 3/5/10
Rick Andrews Aloha OR 3/4/10



Last Updated on Sunday, 25 April 2010 16:34
"1921", Co-authored by NWSABR member Steve Steinberg, is Published
Written by Mary Groebner   

NWSABR member Steve Steinberg and his East Coast colleague Lyle Spatz announce that their new book on the 1921 baseball season 1921, The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York has been published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Set in America's greatest city at the dawn of its most flamboyant decade,this is the story of the 1921 baseball season.  It revolves around two sensational pennant races culminating in a dramatic World Series. The book is highlighted by the New York Yankees winning their first pennant and then battling their Polo Grounds landlords and hated rivals, John McGraw's Giants, in the first all-New York World Series. A subtext of this battle is the charismatic Babe Ruth and his assault on baseball records in the face of McGraw's disdain for the American League and the Ruth-led new slugging style.

Find out more about 1921 by visiting Steve's website and clicking on the 1921 tab.  Among other features, you'll find an "Interview" with Lyle and Steve, as well as "Ten Intriguing Facts about 1921.

Click 'Read More' to see a schedule of Steve's upcoming book-signing/promotional events.


Last Updated on Monday, 08 March 2010 07:03
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