BLOG, or DIE. Author Bio
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Next book underway...

Even though we are currently working on our own independent book projects, Eric and I are very excited to have started the follow-up to You Stink!. The working title is Baseball’s “Could Have Beens”: Major League Mishaps, Misfortunes, and Mistakes. This book presents 30 mini-biographies of ballplayers who had a ton of potential, but whose careers were cut short from a variety of factors. It also includes detailed studies of 10 major league teams who collectively fell short of expectations for a variety of reasons. The book will be published by Kent State University Press and we have already compiled the statistics portion, which is one of the most popular aspects of our first book and made us a Top-10 Amazon Best-Seller (Kindle Edition) in the 'Baseball Statistics' category. Here are the candidates:


  1. Addie Joss
  2. Bill Lange
  3. Bo Jackson
  4. Bob Moose
  5. Cory Lidle
  6. Darryl Kile
  7. Dave Dravecky
  8. Don Wilson
  9. Eddie Grant
  10. Eddie Waitkus
  11. Harry Agganis
  12. Harry O’Neil
  13. Herb Score
  14. J.R. Richard
  15. Jimmey Piersall
  16. Josh Gibson
  17. Ken Hubbs
  18. Len Koenecke
  19. Lyman Bostock
  20. Mark Mulder
  21. Mike Powers
  22. Nick Adenhart
  23. Pete Reiser
  24. Ray Chapman
  25. Ray Fosse
  26. Smokey Joe Wood
  27. Steve Blass
  28. Steve Olin and Tim Crews
  29. Tony Conigliaro
  30. Jackie Mitchell


  1. 1906 Chicago Cubs
  2. 1940s Red Sox
  3. 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers
  4. 1954 Cleveland Indians
  5. 1981 Cincinnati Reds
  6. 1987 Cleveland Indians
  7. 1980s Oakland A’s
  8. 1990s Pittsburgh Pirates
  9. 1990s-2000s Atlanta Braves
  10. 2001 Seattle Mariners

Posted by ny5/pinstripepress at 8:57 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:06 AM EST
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