Some Big News on the Baseball History Front

Hey baseball fans!

As you all know, I love blogging about baseball history, no matter what the subject. I started blogging back in April 2012 and yesterday I actually put up my 250th career post!!  Thank you all for continuing to read and support my work.

Well, a lot of you have asked me, what else have I been up to lately? Besides school, I’ve been working on the side on a manuscript for a baseball history introduction book. The book is meant for anyone, whether you’re a kid or an adult, who doesn’t know much about baseball history, and wants a fun, easy-to-read overview with lots of cool pictures. I wrote the manuscript last year and I want to officially announce that yesterday I entered into a book publishing contract with Summer Game Books, a baseball book publisher, to publish my book and I’m super-excited!!

My book’s name will probably be: “Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History.” There are, as you may have already guessed from the title, 26 chapters in the book, one for each letter of the alphabet. The book will take you on an alphabetical adventure through the history of America’s national pastime, baseball.  You will learn about the most important who’s, what’s, why’s, when’s and where’s, including the best players, the most iconic parks and teams, and the greatest moments. 

We are targeting this fall, around World Series time, for the book’s release. Originally, it will likely come out in electronic format, and then hard copy versions should follow. 

Also, since I write my stuff for the purpose of educating people about baseball history, I’m donating my proceeds from the book to four charities connected to baseball and its history: the ALS Association, the Turn Two Foundation, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Keep reading my blog, or follow me on Twitter (@BaseballwMatt) for more announcements. And, as always, check back in a few days for more of “all the buzz on what wuzz.”



Congratulations, Matt! You are completely awesome, and I applaud both your philanthropy and your desire to teach young readers about the history of our National Pastime.

I hope when deciding on your alphabetical topics that you don’t forget about the important contributions made to baseball by any number of women who have served as owners, administrators, scouts, umpires, and yes, players. Your readers might be fascinated to learn that women played college baseball as far back as the 1870s, helping popularize the game towards its branding as our National Pastime; or that the Dolly Vardens, a team of African-American women from Philadelphia, barnstormed across the country playing men’s clubs during the post-Civil War era; or that respected midwestern arbiter Amanda Clement turned down an offer from Ban Johnson, president of the fledgling American League, to become the first female major league umpire.

Whatever you decide to write about, I know it will be with the same passion, delight, and erudition you’ve brought to your blog posts, all 250 of them. Please keep us posted as to AAtoZZ’s publication date – I’ll be first in line at one of your book signings!

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