On Saturday in Cooperstown, Roger Angell was given the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, the baseball Hall of Fame's writing writing honor. His sports writing career is a happy accident that began in 1962 when Angell went to spring training to write about New York's new team, the Mets. He was a 41-year-old fiction editor…
Here is a memoir story I wrote last year for SB Nation. It is about my father and also about Roger Angell and Roger Kahn:
Reggie's got a new memoir out, co-written by the most-talented Kevin Baker. Well, it is October, after all. Here's Roger Angell on Buck Tater:
Before Game 7 of the 1971 World Series, Roberto Clemente told Roger Angell, “I want everybody in the world to know that this is the way I play all the time. All season, every season. I gave everything I had to this game.”
Jane Gross to Roger Angell in his 1979 New Yorker story, "Sharing the Beat" (subscription required):
God, we will never, ever get enough Roger Angell. [The New Yorker]
One of the genuine pleasures, for us, of being a sports fan, is the yearly wrapup of the baseball postseason by the great Roger Angell in The New Yorker. It's sober, smart, funny and is a yearly reminder that baseball makes the world a better place.
We won't lie: When our Cardinals won the World Series this year — we…