Baseball Men – Interview Series Concludes
The Rocket is on the roster
The Rocket is on the roster

Posted Dec 20, 2006


Author Peter Handrinos’ interview series focused on 25 outstanding and diverse individuals across the game of baseball.

The new ‘Baseball Men’ interview series focused on outstanding individuals and the perspectives they’ve gained through prototypical roles throughout the National Pastime. Its 25-man roster includes some of the most intriguing figures in the game, with in-depth looks at the work of multiple Hall of Famers and bestselling authors as well as experts and everyday baseball people.

The pieces ran on a weekly Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule, with the complete Table of Contents for the ‘Baseball Men’ roster listed here.

Wednesday, October 25
The Analyst
Bill Felber, author of the groundbreaking ‘Book on the Book’

Friday, October 27
The Baseball Wife
Sharon Hargrove, spouse of Mariners manager Mike Hargrove

Monday, October 30
The Captain
Sal Bando, who led the 1972-74 Oakland A’s to World Championships

Wednesday, November 1
The Collector
Harvey Wildstein, a lifelong aficionado of baseball memorabilia

Friday, November 3
The Comeback
John Hiller, who won ‘Fireman of the Year’ two years after a 1971 heart attack

Monday, November 6
The Cop
Kevin Hallinan, Major League Baseball’s Senior Vice President for Security

Wednesday, November 8
The Critic
‘Ken Tremendous’, a co-founder & writer for the ‘Fire Joe Morgan’ online site

Friday, November 10
The Doctor
Dr. Frank Jobe of the Dodgers, pioneer in career-saving ‘Tommy John’ surgeries

Monday, November 13
The Fantasy Player
Sam Walker, Wall Street Journal staff writer and author of ‘Fantasyland’

Wednesday, November 15
The Fielder
Brooks Robinson, 16-time Gold Glove winner and Hall of Famer

Friday, November 17
The Futurist
Bob Bowman, Chief Executive Officer of MLB Advanced Media

Monday, November 20
The Goodwill Ambassador
Dr. Charles Steinberg, Red Sox Vice President for Public Affairs

Wednesday, November 22
The Humanitarian
Jamie Moyer, former All-Star and winner of the Clemente Award for civic service

Friday, November 24
The Internationalist
Ted Heid, Seattle Mariners’ Director of Pacific Rim Scouting

Monday, November 27
The Kid
John Perri, a 13-year old baseball fan

Wednesday, November 29
The Leadoff
Tim Raines, a seven-time All Star who stole 808 career bases

Friday, December 1
The Legacy
Roberto Clemente, Jr., a broadcaster for WFAN New York’s ‘Latin Beat’

Monday, December 4
The Man of Faith
Dan Britton, Senior Vice President for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Wednesday, December 6
The Organizer
Councilman Eric Gioia, founder of a Little League in a Queens housing project

Friday, December 8
The Pitcher
Roger Clemens, seven-time Cy Young Award winner and future Hall of Famer

Monday, December 11
The Power Hitter
Dale Murphy, who led the National League in RBI and total bases for the 1980’s

Wednesday, December 13
The Purist
Dale Petroskey, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Friday, December 15
The Showman
Dan Landon, former Commissioner of Broadway’s Show League

Monday, December 18
The Skeptic
Dr. Norman Fost, a steroids expert and ethicist at the University of Wisconsin

Wednesday, December 20
The Storyteller
Roger Towne, screenwriter/executive producer of ‘The Natural’




Peter Handrinos is a frequent contributor to Scout.com and author of the upcoming
‘The Best New York Sports Arguments: The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard Fans’.


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