From the Library of America’s site, check out this Red Smith column from the forthcoming American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith.
Jimmy Breslin’s new book on Branch Rickey was reviewed in the Times a few days ago.
Meanwhile, our boy William asks: Was Rickey the father of sabermetrics?
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