Monday, March 26, 2012

RIP Legendary Baseball/Boxing Writer, Bert Sugar

SBz Staff

Bert Randolph Sugar (June 7, 1937 - March 25, 2012), the charismatic, show-stopping boxing and baseball historian passed last weekend. Recognized by his fedora and cigar, the former editor-in-chief of The Ring and Fight Game magazines, became a well-respected expert in the sports industry. Sugar was a member of the Boxing Hall of Fame since 2005, and author of over 80 books.

“Being a baseball maniac is a condition which cannot be cured—it can only be treated. So take two chapters of Bert Sugar’s book, and then call him in the morning.”
—Bob Costas

“Intriguing and inventive. Where else could you find the names of batting champions who didn’t hit a single homer all season or sluggers with more RBI than games played? Most baseball numbers books leave me glazed and dazed. This one, like baseball itself, is wonderful fun.”
—Roger Kahn, author of The Boys of Summer

“Anyone who knows anything about boxing knows that Bert Sugar knows more. Fewer know that Sugar knows just as much about baseball. In fact, Sugar knows everything about everything—except clothing.”
—Jeremy Schaap, ESPN

Perhaps it's no wonder that Bert leaves us with release of his latest baseball almanac, The Baseball Maniac's Almanac, Third Edition. The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled Edited by Bert Randolph Sugar.

"Not just a book about facts or records, this is a book of glorious fun that will astound and amaze even the most bookish fan. So next time you want to amaze your friends with uncommon, jaw-dropping baseball knowledge, put down the smart phone and pick up a copy of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac."

Special thanks to Karissa Hearn for the PR. Check out if you're interested in buying Bert's final book.

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