Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Toledo Free Press Fred Merkle Article Features Sporting Chance Author Interview


Jeff McGinnis of the Toledo Free Press wrote an article on Fred Merkle that was posted on-line. The article features some thoughts of Sporting Chance Press author Mike Cameron who wrote Public Bonehead, Private Hero: The Real Legacy of Baseball's Fred Merkle. Mike's book is a classic text for anyone interested in one of the greatest baseball stories of all time.

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Sporting Chance Press is the publisher of Mike Cameron's Public Bonehead, Private Hero: The Real Legacy of Baseball's Fred Merkle and other fine sports books. Public Bonehead, Private Hero is a great American story of baseball’s Fred Merkle, who was at the confluence of Progressive Era history and baseball legend. The book sets the stage historically and then recounts the most famous play in baseball history. A young New York Giant, Fred Merkle, walks off the base path after the apparent end of a hotly contested game only to be ruled out later on a rarely enforced technicality. The Giants cried foul. The press focused all of its muckraking venom on the unfortunate Fred Merkle and christened him “bonehead” for the remainder of his life, insuring his fame as baseball’s number one scapegoat. To Order.