Lima’s own Mike Lackey has authored a fantastic book — “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing.”
Not only is Lackey an excellent wordsmith, but his research is as thorough as you’ll ever see in a baseball book. Even the endnotes are full of interesting facts.
I love history, baseball, and the Cincinnati Reds, so this book is right in my wheelhouse. There’s an added bonus because Long Bob lived in Auglaize County (a farm near New Hampshire and, later, Wapakoneta).
I enjoyed reading about baseball games and other events in Wapakoneta, Lima, Sidney, Minster, etc.
As we speak, there are three reader reviews on Amazon.com (one of which is mine) — all three reviews are five stars.
— Jim Cox, Van Wert