Wearing Donn Clendenon’s M.V.P. 1969 World Series Ring

In 1999, I was in a Green Room getting ready to be interviewed by Carolyn Gusoff on News 12 Long Island as part of the book tour for my second book, Every Pitcher Tells Story. Unexpectedly, Donn Clendenon, former Miracle Mets team member and the Most Valuable Player of the 1969 World Series, walked in. He …

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Warren Buffett and Me

Soon after my first book, Baseball Letters, became a bestseller, in 1996, I received a call from a woman named Debbie Bosanek who said that she was calling on behalf of  the world-renowned stock-picking living legend (and second wealthiest man in America at the time) Warren Buffet.  She said that he was having his annual …

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Thank You, Clive!

I wrote a number of songs for Arista Records recording artists over the years. The head of Arista was the music business legend, Clive Davis. He was known for, amongst other things, his great ability to pick hit songs for his many artists, who included Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Air Supply, Whitney Houston and many …

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A Letter from Sir Paul

A Letter from Sir Paul

So one day––back in 2001––I go to my mailbox and there’s a regular envelope, no real markings, on the front. I open it and out pops a handwritten letter from…Paul McCartney!!! As in SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY of the, um, BEATLES! I had written to Sir Paul through his lawyer’s assistant and asked if she would …

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A Warning From The National Security Advisor

In 1998, about two years after my first book, Baseball Letters, came out, I saw an interview on Meet The Press given by President Bill Clinton’s National Security Advisor, Sandy Berger. During the interview, Berger spoke of his love of baseball, so I decided to send him my book and I inscribed it to him personally. …

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