Monthly Archives: August 2014

Déjà vu All over Again

As Yogi Berra would say, “It was déjà vu all over again.” John Vorperian, host and executive producer of Beyond the Game, the popular White Plains, New York, Cable Television sports talk show, was quizzing Gaylon White, author of The Bilko Athletic Club. The first time around March 13, 2014 the pair talked mostly about […]

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Angel Ace Finally Gets His Due

It took Darius Dutton “Dave” Hillman part of eight seasons in the majors to equal the number of wins he posted for the 1956 Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League – 21. But behind his career won-loss record of 21-37 is an earned run average of 3.87 for the 624 innings he pitched […]

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Here’s to You, Mr. Robinson!

From Jackie to Frank to Brooks, the Robinson name is etched in baseball’s history like no other.  But the Robinson that conjures up the fondest personal memories is boyhood friend, Ronn Robinson. A first-rate trumpet player and even better swimmer, Ronn rescued me from an ocean rip-tide when I was a teenager. He was my […]

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Takin’ It to the Streets

The Doobie Brothers had other things on their mind in 1976 when they recorded the hit song, Takin’ It to the Streets, but they pretty much described what’s needed these days to promote a new book. Financially-pinched publishers now send the media a review copy only when a book is requested. This begs the question: […]

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