Appearing at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church | 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
In conversation with Daron Vaught.
About the authors
Bob Ryan is the Boston Globe sports columnist emeritus. He is a winner of the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and is also a member of the USBWA (college basketball) Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the AP Sports Editors’ Red Smith Award for “Extended Meritorious Labor in the Art of Sports Journalism” and the PEN Award for “Literary Excellence in Sports Writing.” He has also appeared on a variety of ESPN programs for over 30 years. In Scoring Position: 40 Years of a Baseball Love Affair is his 15th book. He comes full circle, as his first book, Wait ’Till I Make The Show, was about life in minor league baseball.
Bill Chuck is a baseball writer and researcher. With Jim Kaplan, he is the author of Walkoffs, Last Licks, and Final Outs (Baseball’s Grand and Not-So-Grand Finales).
MFOB featured book: In Scoring Position
Bob Ryan and co-author Bill Chuck believe there is more conversational fodder in baseball than football, basketball, and hockey combined. Ryan was long in the general habit of scoring baseball games, but in 1977, he became the Boston Globe’s Red Sox beat man and thus needed to score every game. He has now scored every game he has worked or attended since then, filling nine BBWAA (Baseball Writers’ Association of America) scorebooks. It was Chuck’s idea to mine these treasure chests of baseball for gems—historical, odd, and interesting (because of the player(s) involved), or perhaps just unique events in baseball history. Such became the makings of In Scoring Position. If Ryan can tie in a personal anecdote, so much the better. As a bonus, several of the scorebook pages are signed by the individuals involved.