Prolific author Jeff Pearlman, @jeffpearlman, has written eight books. By his own admission, he had the most fun working on his latest. In Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and The Crazier Demise of the USFL, Pearlman chronicles the rise and fall of the USFL, a spring professional football league which existed, often barely, in the 80s.
Columbia football’s home field is special. Nestled on the northern tip of Manhattan in a hilly, residential neighborhood, it boasts a wonderful view of the Hudson River and a backdrop of fall foliage from nearby Inwood Hill Park.
Yorktown, Virginia resident and baseball fan Alan Schuster had a dream. He wanted a home for Major League Baseball’s tenth, unknown fielder, the ballhawk, the guys or gals who snag balls from the stands. On May 29, 2009, Schuster’s dream became a reality when he launched mygameballs.com, a venue for ball hawks to record their scores.
For Ottaway and her teammates, it was a grueling grind, but it makes required reading for anyone interested in college basketball.
Edison Hatter, an 18 year-old high school senior from Emmitsburg, Maryland, decided to take it one step further and attempt to collect four balls from four different stadiums in one day. While Hakey hit Major League parks, Edison’s plan was to hit three minor and one major league park.