Baseball season is currently underway, and we here at Newman Communications have been lucky enough to be part of several baseball book publicity campaigns.In A People’s History of Baseball, Mitchell Nathanson probes the less well-known but no less meaningful other side of baseball: episodes not involving equality, patriotism, heroism, and virtuous capitalism, but power–how it is obtained, and how it perpetuates itself. Through the growth and development of baseball Nathanson shows that, if only we choose to look for it, we can see the petty power struggles as well as the large and consequential ones that have likewise defined our nation.
Like the game itself, A People’s History of Baseball is both timely and timeless. The book was featured in places like the Los Angeles Daily News and USA Today. Some original pieces by Nathanson were places in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Mitchell Nathanson is a professor of legal writing at Villanova University School of Law and the author of The Fall of the 1977 Phillies: How a Baseball Team’s Collapse Sunk a City’s Spirit.
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New York Times bestselling author of The Bullpen Gospels, Dirk Hayhurst continues his hilarious roller-coaster baseball odyssey when he marries his sweetheart and finally makes it to the Major League in OUT OF MY LEAGUE: A Rookie’s Survival in the Bigs.
After six years of laying it on the line in the minors, pitcher Dirk Hayhurst hopes 2008 is the year he will break into the big leagues. Then it finally happens—Dirk gets called up to the Majors, to play for theSan DiegoPadres. A dream comes true when he takes the mound against the San Francisco Giants, kicking off forty insane days and nights in the Bigs—with a big paycheck, bigger-than-life personalities, and the biggest pressure he’s ever felt.
OUT OF MY LEAGUE entertains from the first pitch to the last out, capturing the gritty realities of playing on the big stage, the comedy and camaraderie in the dugouts and locker rooms, and the hard-fought, personal journeys that drive our love of America’s favorite pastime.
Out of My League had a successful publicity campaign and appeared in print everywhere from the Cleveland Plain Dealer to the San Diego Union Times. Out of My League was also placed in Deadspin.com and ESPN the Magazine, while Dirk Hayhurst was on ESPN Baseball Today, NPR’s Only A Game and WGN Radio.
Dirk Hayhurst is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bullpen Gospels. Drafted from Kent State University in 2003 as a senior sign, Hayhurst has pitched professionally for nine years on more than eight minor league teams and two major league teams, including the San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2011, he signed with the Tampa Bay Rays and pitched for their Triple-A team, the Durham Bulls, in Durham, NC.
Check out more of Dirk’s writing on his website.