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Sridhar Pappu


Sridhar Pappu

Sridhar Pappu is the author of THE YEAR OF THE PITCHER: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and the end of Baseball's Golden Age.

Sridhar currently writes "The Male Animal" column for The New York Times. He's interested in and writes about all kinds of things, including national politics, media and sports. He began his career as a feature writer for the Chicago Reader and has served as a columnist at The New York Observer and as a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. In addition, he worked as a staff writer at Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including New York Magazine, Fast Company, Mother Jones and Men's Journal.

A native of Oxford, Ohio, and graduate of Northwestern University, he currently lives in Brooklyn.

Sridhar Pappu

Books by Sridhar Pappu

by Sridhar Pappu - History, Nonfiction, Sports

In 1968, two remarkable pitchers would dominate the game as well as the broadsheets. One was black, the other white. Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation's hope for integration at a heated moment in American history. Denny McLain, his adversary, was a crass self-promoter who eschewed the team charter and his Detroit Tigers teammates to zip cross-country in his own plane. For one season, the nation watched as these two men and their teams swept their respective league championships to meet at the World Series.