Ronald A. Mayer is the author of a number of baseball books: The 1932 Yankees, 1937 Newark Bears: A Baseball Legend, Perfect! 14 Pitchers of Perfect Games, Christy Mathewson: A Game-by-Game Profile of a Legendary Pitcher, The 1923 New York Yankees, and The New Jersey Book of Lists.
His latest book, Baseball Memories, is a collection of 101 poems celebrating America’s national pastime - - baseball. It recalls a number of outstanding players and their achievements. For example, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Ted Williams .406 batting title in 1941 and the magical pitching of Orel Hershiser just to mention a few. It also highlights some of the wild and zany events Major League Baseball would love to forget. The night in Cleveland when the club ran a promotion selling 12 ounces of beer at the ridiculously low price of 10 cents or at Dodger Stadium when someone had the bright but eventual disastrous idea to hold Ball Night. And then there are the classic games that are simply fun to recall and relive. In 1993 when the Toronto Blue Jays won their second consecutive World Series in dramatic fashion or the more recent 2016 World Series when every baseball fan was watching two teams, the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, both having failed to win a Fall Classic in many, many years. The last World Series championship for Chicago was 1908 and for the Indians 1948.
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