Saturday, August 2

Roger Angell: A Baseball Companion

"On Saturday in Cooperstown, Roger Angell was given the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, the baseball Hall of Fame's writing writing honor. His sports writing career is a happy accident that began in 1962 when Angell went to spring training to write about New York's new team, the Mets. He was a 41-year-old fiction editor at the New Yorker and a lifelong baseball fan. He had no intention of becoming a sports writer, but he continued writing about baseball, twice, sometimes more each season. Angell wrote about the game as a fan. His accounts are dense yet leisurely, always packed full of acute observation."
The Stacks
NY Times: Revered Essays on the Game Lead to a Hall of Fame Honor
The Two Rogers
New Yorker: Roger Angell
New Yorker: Hall of Fame Weekend: Roger Angell’s Baseball Writing
SI: The Passion of Roger Angell: The best baseball writer in America is also a fan
amazon: Roger Angell