A terrific piece by Ben Lindbergh for Grantland.
The Hardball Times on Steve Dalkowski, the minor league pitcher who lived hard and may have thrown harder than anyone else.
In 1978 at an intersection in Gary, Indiana, budding major league star Lyman Bostock got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A tale of obsession, punch cards, and a ’60s computer the size of a hatchback.
"This is a story about Southern California, and baseball, and sex, and fame, and wealth, and beauty, and the American Dream. It is a story about a famous athlete and his beautiful wife and the life they live in that rarefied atmosphere that few of us will ever breathe. And yet, despite its uncommon trappings, it is not an uncommon story."
The Old Pacific Northwest League