Dugouts and Diamonds: Heartaches and Triumphs With the Texas Rangers


This deep dive on the Texas Rangers by Jim Reeves, an award-winning, ex-sports columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, captures all the drama, humor, craziness and pathos. And tells how this journalist got his riveting stories. In his latest book, sports columnist Jim “Revo” Reeves brings forth all the drama, heartbreak and sheer craziness that filled 50 years of Texas Rangers baseball. Starting when sportswriters embedded themselves with a team, Reeves experienced behind-the-scenes access most journalists likely will never see again. Not only from the press box but from the dugout and the clubhouse, the locker rooms and the front office; at the dives and the discos ― from spring training to victory celebrations, he saw it all. DUGOUTS & DEADLINES discloses among other things how Nolan Ryan came to make peace with Robin Ventura, the player who had charged the mound and launched a bloody (and losing) attack on the legendary pitcher.