The Zuvella Files

From Abbott to Zuvella it’s the 1980s all over again!!

Why the Zuvella Files?

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Why not?  There were a pair of books about baseball players from the 50s and 60s that were titled From Aaron to Zuvernik and From Aaron To Zipfel that were written back in the 1980s by Rich Marazzi and Len Fiorito.  They were sort of “where are they now” books  that had a paragraph or two about everyone who played major league baseball in those two decades and made alot of references to ’50s and ’60s pop culture.  Eventually the pair of authors published a more comprehensive book on 1950’s ball players. About a year ago, I had an idea about writing a sequel to those books called From Aase to Zisk, which would have covered debutantes of the 1970s, but it just turned into another entry in my Imaginary Bibliography.

 Instead, I decided that this may be better in blog form and decided to take another stab at it.  This time, I thought that the players who debuted in the 1980s might be better fodder.  1. ) I didn’t start following baseball until 1975, so I’m not familiar with such luminaries as Cy or Ed Acosta.  2. ) Another major influence of mine is Bill James; in particular his analytic bios in The Bill James Baseball Books. I plan to quote his material liberally. But that doesn’t explain why this isn’t titled From Abbott to Zuvella. 

I find that blogging software generally displays blogs from back to front; more like the sports section of some tabloid newspapers instead of a book.  So I plan to start at Paul Zuvella and keep truckin’ on up to Jim Abbott.  Expect to see a new entry every day or so and feel free to share your reminiscences of the players profiled here.  Do you remember a spectacular play they made?  Did you get their autograph when they were playing in the Sally League?  Did you see them blotto in an airport?  Let us know!

 

– Jon

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Written by Jon

October 29, 2008 at 1:55 am

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    Mr WordPress

    October 29, 2008 at 1:55 am


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