NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History” (Summer Game Books) by 15-year-old Matt Nadel, is an impressive chronicle of America’s pastime written with a young man’s exuberance and obvious love of the game that will appeal to fans of all ages.
Among the many who already have begun to praise Matt’s work is Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, who writes in the book’s foreword: “Matt’s infectious, youthful enthusiasm for the game comes through…in each chapter of this book.” “While this book will teach you a lot, I think what it may do even better is inspire you to read even more about the game that I love so much.”
Appointed an MLB Pro Blogger at age 13 by MLB’s official historian, John Thorn, after demonstrating his baseball history acumen, Matt has made a name for himself with his insightful commentary in over 300 posts and his wildly successful interview series. To date, “Baseball with Matt” features over 50 interviews with, among others, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Jim Palmer, Bobby Cox, Rollie Fingers, Bob Gibson, Goose Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Fred Lynn, Phil Niekro, Trevor Hoffman, Curt Schilling, President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Billy Crystal, Rob Manfred, Bud Selig, Sandy Alderson, Mark Attanasio, and Rudy Giuliani.
“Matt is a serious student of the game with a great appreciation and respect for baseball history,” says Jeff Idelson, President of the Baseball Hall of Fame. “It is wonderful to see this level of passion in such a young fan. Matt’s insight serves as an inspiration to all of us who adore our national pastime.” Legendary sportscaster Ian Eagle says, “Matt’s passion for baseball brings me back to my youth, and serves as a reminder of why I fell in love with the game in the first place.” Marty Appel, noted baseball author, says, “Matt Nadel gets it. And now he’s delivered a terrific book…This is a walk off winner.”
Matt plans to donate all of his proceeds from “Amazing Aaron” to his four favorite baseball charities: the ALS, Turn 2, Jackie Robinson and Hall of Fame foundations. He explains: “I have been very fortunate and I just thought it would be good to give something back.”
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