I just recieved this note, via e-mail, today regarding The Baseball Same Game -
I purchased a copy of your book for myself and for a gift for my father (who is 80 years old).
As a poor kid growing up in Brooklyn, he couldn’t afford to go to baseball games but was able to follow baseball through the radio and the newspaper.
He was a math whiz and had an incredible memory of baseball statistics.
Going to games with him when I was young was an experience.
So many facts and records were mentioned during a nine-inning game that my head would spin.
My mother has dealt with this obsession for over 50 years.
Things were pretty quiet for them in Florida following the Marlins and the New York teams until I mailed him your book.
It seems that his baseball juices starting flowing again and he hasn’t put the book down since he started reading it.
I called him the other day to see if he liked the book and he mentioned a few of the chapters that he really liked – Pierce vs. Drysdale, Hornsby vs. Mantle.
He told me the height of each pitcher and their records and the memories of baseball he had growing up in New York with the Dodgers, Giants and the Yankees.
He loves your book and based on your references to other statistical works, he’s off to the library to see what else he can read.
There’s good and bad new to end my e-mail.
My father has shared his love of your book with other senior citizens in his Florida community and they all sit around and discuss the comparisons.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that they are all reading the copy of the book I sent my father.
At least there are people reading and enjoying your book.
A baseball fan.
Stuff like this just makes my day!