Books by Steve Wulf

I WAS RIGHT ON TIME by Buck O'Neil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Sweetly self-effacing, O'Neil's grace and charm play almost as well here as they do for the camera. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
The life of former Negro League player and manager O'Neil, whose folksy gentility was so winning in Ken Burns's documentary Baseball. Read full book review >

Really more of a chatty, familiar history of the game than a trove of anecdotes (far less story-filled, for instance, than Shlain's Oddballs, reviewed above); and as for the anecdotal material: if you're a baseball fan, you'll have heard much of it before—Ruth calling his home run, Ted Williams hitting a home run on his last at-bat, Vandermeer's consecutive no-hitters, etc. Still, Okrent (The Ultimate Baseball Book; Nine Innings) and Wulf (senior editor for baseball, Sports Illustrated) do relate it all in a lively manner, and manage to include some rarer ancillary material on utility players, old-time commissioners and pre-1900 baseball. Read full book review >