Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hey Baseball fans! Check out the new Bill Jenkinson website!

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Bill Jenkinson is one of the country’s most respected and trusted baseball historians. He has served as either official or de facto consultant for The Baseball Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball, The Society for American Baseball Research, The Babe Ruth Museum and ESPN. He has been quoted in nearly every major American newspaper as well as Time Magazine, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. Jenkinson is a career investigator, who has been trained to separate fact from fiction. Since 1979, he has blended his vocation with his avocation, and has researched aspects of sports history in a singularly comprehensive manner. Jenkinson has personally interviewed almost every top slugger, including Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Mark McGwire and Ken Griffey Jr. along with many others. He has also studied the careers of every power hitter in Major League history.

Jenkinson has written articles for various Major League teams including the Orioles, Red Sox, Phillies and Reds. He has also written several pieces for the nationally distributed Sports Weekly. In 1997, when SABR published the Home Run Encyclopedia, they arranged for Jenkinson to write a special chapter on the history of long distance home runs. He has given countless radio and television interviews including an ESPN appearance when that network produced a show about “tape measure homers”. A Japanese network also sent a crew to his home, when filming a documentary about Babe Ruth.

Whenever someone needs information about Ruth, they usually wind up at Bill Jenkinson’s doorstep. With the publication of his book about The Babe in 2007 that process accelerated. Titled: The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs, this compelling chronicle received exceptionally positive reviews from all sources. He is regarded "the Babe Ruth of Babe Ruth historians."

Bill has given a long series of interviews and public speaking engagements with audiences from coast to coast. Among many other appearances, he was honored to give the eulogy at the Babe Ruth's 60th Anniversary Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, in 2008, as well the official speech for Babe's recent induction into the World's Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

Jenkinson’s new book, BASEBALL’S ULTIMATE POWER, was published by Globe Pequot Press in the Spring of 2010. It tells the fascinating story of epic power-hitting throughout the history of baseball, and discusses every great slugger on an individual basis. Among baseball historians, only Bill Jenkinson is qualified to address this topic in definitive fashion.
Born in Philadelphia in 1947, Bill lives with his wife Marie in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. They have four children and four grand children. Besides researching and writing baseball history, Jenkinson enjoys reading, the arts, travel, playing sports and all other fields of history


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