Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Weighty Matter

Standing 6-foot-1 and tipping the scales around 250 pounds, Steve Bilko would be just another wide-bodied player in baseball today. Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants is 5-11 and 240 pounds; Prince Fielder of the Texas Rangers is 5-11, 275; Billy “Country Breakfast” Butler of the Kansas City Royals is 6-1, […]

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Another ‘Boys of Summer’

San Diego baseball historian Bill Swank calls The Bilko Athletic Club the “West Coast version of the Boys of Summer.” Boys of Summer is the baseball classic by Roger Kahn about the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s. “We’ll happily endorse that endorsement,” Tom Hoffarth writes in the Los Angeles Daily News. The full story can […]

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Houston Sports Talk Features Bilko & Boys

Steve Bilko and his 1956 Los Angeles Angels teammates are featured in a Houston Sports Talk podcast with Robert Land and R.G. Seals interviewing Gaylon White, author of The Bilko Athletic Club, a new Rowman and Littlefield book that’s receiving national media attention. Bilko was Babe Ruth to White, nine years old in 1955 when […]

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