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Ep. 51 – Why Baseball Matters

Baseball is America’s Pastime but can it survive in the technological era when games are longer than most attention spans? Susan Jacoby, author and longtime baseball fan, discusses the history of the game and what it can do to keep fans engaged. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud

Hank Greenberg: Always an Accidental Hero

The Detroit Tigers could really use Hank Greenberg right about now. The Cleveland Indians win on August 9 added up to an unlucky 13th straight loss for the Tigers against the team. Of course, wishing for a star player from half a decade ago would probably only contribute to the

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Mr. Marilyn Monroe

With Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe not only overshadowed the other women in his life; in their short years together, she overwhelmed the famous Yankees player himself. Jerome Charyn recounts the dark, riveting affair in Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil, better than the stories in films that made Monroe famous.

Hank Greenberg Steps Up to Bat

Baseball season is upon us and Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn’t Want to Be One ,“a wonderful book”, according to the New York Daily News, is the newest addition to YUP’s Jewish Lives series, masterfully written by New York Times bestselling author, Mark Kurlansky. Matters of personal choice easily

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Jerome Charyn on NPR’s Weekend Edition; Upcoming Blog Tour for Joe DiMaggio

Baseball season begins this week, and if you missed it last weekend, be sure to listen to Jerome Charyn, author of Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil, on NPR’s Weekend Edition to hear about what lay beneath the stoicism of Joe DiMaggio’s classy surface. Starting this Friday, April 1, a blog

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Jerome Charyn Interviews on Joe DiMaggio

Watch on YouTube for a brief interview with Jerome Charyn, author of Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil, on the many sides of Joltin’ Joe and the legacy of this iconic player! And once that whets your appetite, listen to Charyn speak at length with Chris Gondek on the newest episode

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Jerome Charyn on the Romance of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe figures prominently among iconography—her hair, her dress, her lovers, her status as a sex symbol—under the scrutiny of the public eye, she lived as one of mid-century America’s most famous women. Jerome Charyn, author of the new Icons of America biography: Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil, now out in

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Help Joe Bat 1000!

The Facebook page for Jerome Charyn’s Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil has nearly reached 1,000 fans (more than the official Joe DiMaggio page!), and the book’s official publication date isn’t even until tomorrow! The page is loaded with stories about Joe and from fans, fun facts, videos, and photos from

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Getting Negroes into the Major Leagues

It’s time to celebrate Black History Month, and even though the Super Bowl is still to come this weekend, already baseball fans are gearing up for Opening Day on March 31. Thinking back to Jackie Robinson’s entrance into the MLB with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, the league has come

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Opening Day 2007

This Sunday, April 1, is opening day for the 2007 season of Major League Baseball. Yale University Press has recently released two books on America’s favorite pastime – Bart Giamatti: A Profile, by Robert P. Moncreiff, and Growing the Game: The Globalization of Major League Baseball, by Alan M. Klein.

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