It’s An Honor Just To Be Nominated


It is our great pleasure to report that Spalding’s World Tour has been selected as a finalist for the Seymour Medal, SABR’s award for the best baseball book of the year. It’s not the book’s first honor: also called it one of the top baseball books of 2006, it was a finalist for the Casey Award (another baseball book trophy), and en editor’s choice selection of the New York Times Book Review. Hardcover copies of the book are still available; a paperback edition (that’s the cover above) comes out in June—pre-order yours today.

I should add that it’s especially satisfying to be nominated for an award named for the historian Harold Seymour. A couple of years ago I wrote a piece for the New York Times Book Review (on David Block’s “Baseball Before We Knew It”). Two weeks later, the paper ran a snide letter from some bozo named Albert Kirsch who suggested—moronically—that the review neglected Seymour. Well. How do you like me now, Albert!

10 comments… add one
  • GREAT news.
    Vote early and often, Sabermetricians everywhere!

    SF March 22, 2007, 12:23 am
  • congratulations!

    Nick-YF March 22, 2007, 7:09 am
  • nice, YF. Congrats.

    Anonymous March 22, 2007, 9:18 am
  • nice, YF. Congrats.

    Brad March 22, 2007, 9:18 am
  • Congrats YF, great stuff.

    LocklandSF March 22, 2007, 10:13 am
  • Congratulations, YF

    Andrews March 22, 2007, 12:49 pm
  • Congratulations!

    Devine March 22, 2007, 1:52 pm
  • Congrats, YF. Let us know when it gets to paperback. Then I’ll actually be able to afford it :-)

    Paul SF March 22, 2007, 1:53 pm
  • The link for the pbk is there. Get ’em while they’re hot.

    YF March 22, 2007, 2:14 pm
  • By far the best read I found under the Christmas Tree this year – baseball AND Professor Bartholomew all in one book. What more could you want? Congratulations.

    ettett March 22, 2007, 5:25 pm

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