Book Review: Willie

Review by Budd Bailey t took the National Hockey League quite a while to learn what a special player and person Willie O’Ree was and is. Luckily, we now have…

Book Review: The Captain

Review by Budd Bailey For more than 40 years, the third baseman’s job for the New York Mets read like something like an Abbott and Costello routine – as in…

Book Review: Dalko

Review by Budd Bailey The number of recent sports legends who remain something of a mystery probably can be counted on less than two hands. Such performers needed to play…

Book Review: Off Mike

Review by Budd Bailey Mike Emrick deserves all sorts of credit in the field of sports broadcasting. He’s outlasted just about everyone when it comes to hockey announcing in the…

Book Review: 24

By Budd Bailey My favorite quote about baseball legend Willie Mays comes from, of all people, actress Tallulah Bankhead, Apparently around 1962, she said something like ‚ÄúThere have only been…

Book Review: Smokin’ Joe

Review by Budd Bailey In individual sports, the great ones often need a talented rival to show just how good they really were. Jack Nicklaus needed to surpass Arnold Palmer…