Monday, January 10, 2011

BBM’S LIGA REVIEW APPEARS IN BASEBALL AMERICA 2011 ALMANAC

A review of last year’s Mexican League season written by Baseball Mexico editor Bruce Baskin has been included in Baseball America’s 2011 Almanac, which was released in December. The story about the Saltillo Saraperos’ 4-games-to-1 victory over the Puebla Pericos in the LMB Championship Series can be found on page 422 of the Almanac, along with final overall Liga season standings, playoff series results and team-by-team attendance figures as well as individual batting average and ERA leaders.

Baskin says, “Baseball America has become a go-to source of baseball information over the past three decades, and it’s an honor to follow Salo Otero as a voice of Mexican baseball for English-speaking fans in North America.” Otero covered the Mexican League for Baseball America for several seasons before retiring as sports editor of the Laredo (TX) Morning Times. “It’s also fun to quote myself in the third person in stories I write,” Baskin adds. “Sort of like an out-of-body experience.”

Baseball America was founded in 1980 by Allen Simpson of Bellingham, WA, who sold it in 1983 to Miles Wolff, who moved it to Durham, North Carolina that year. An edited 347-word version of the LMB 2010 review can be found in their Almanac. For a free copy of the original 1,000-word review, email http://www.blogger.com/BaseballMexico@live.com.