"........a nice combination of statistical analysis as well as historical anecdotes....a great resource." Let's Go Tribe! (Mar. 7, 2011) at http://www.letsgotribe.com/2011/3/7/2036760/book-review-strike-three
"I just finished reading your fine book, Strike Three.... Your findings on the 1964-66 Indians pitching staff and their strikeout records are a real eye-opener to me". Richard Beverage, Past-president of the Society for American Baseball Research, and the Pacific Coast League Historical Society, and secretary-treasurer of the Association of Professional Ballplayers of America, a charitable organization that assists former professional ballplayers who are in need. Author of "The Hollywood Stars."
Rob Neyer, ESPN Analyst/Blogger & Author: "Read it and enjoyed it." Sept. 21, 2010
Neyer put a shout out in a Monday Mendoza line item Dec. 13: http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/6597/monday-He mendozas-78
"STRIKE THREE! is an earnest and ....funny memoir.... as when the future professor is struggling under a wildly spinning popup and caught unawares as a fungo heads his way." Cindy Starr, former sportswriter, Cincinnati Enquirer.
"I had no idea these records were being set--I'm impressed by the analysis! As a former minor league catcher, and, in 1964, a rookie baseball writer who went on to cover the Indians for 14 years, I very much enjoyed Tom's recollection of his experiences in the clubhouse and bullpen." Russell Schneider, former baseball columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, noted historian and author of several books about the Tribe, most notably "The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia."
"Strike Three! is a unique look at the mid-60's
"I really enjoyed reading .... 'Strike Three'. It brought back some good memories.... outstanding job of bringing out the personalities of the players on the 64-66 teams. The stats were of great interest ............ the "popper" did pump me up for the start of the games I pitched." Sonny Siebert, All-Star, No-hit pitcher, and member of the Indians "Big Three" of 1964-68. With Sam McDowell, the first duo of starters to SO 9 batters / 9 innings!
“I really enjoy your book! It's very unique - I love how you've connected your personal experiences to the statistics. I think it's excellent.” Stephanie Liscio, President, Cleveland Jack Graney Chapter Society of American Baseball Research, author of "Integrating Cleveland Baseball." 8/19/10.
“This is a must read for Baseball Fans of all ages....you will love this great book.” Bob Rosen, President Indians’ Wahoo Club. 8/19/10.
Book reviews from readers are also posted on Amazon.com!
"The anecdotal stuff about individuals was fascinating---stories were great." Leo Bradley, Ed. D., Xavier University, author of "The Underrated Reds: The Story of the 1939-1940 Cincinnati Reds, the Teams' First Undispoted Championship", and SABR member.
“I am deeply impressed. Not many baseball books combine personal remembrances with statistical analysis the way yours does. It's highly original, and I think it should get a very good reception.” Andrew Clem Ph. D., (www.andrewclem.com). 6/25/10.
“Strike Three! My Years in the 'Pen…. just published this year. .. is a unique blend of personal reminiscences and Sabermetric analysis, chock full of fascinating details and insights. Dr. Tomsick presented the results of his study on the relationship between number of strikeouts and the size of foul territory at this year's SABR annual convention, held in Atlanta.” Andrew Clem Ph. D, www.andrewclem.com, Sept. 3, 2010.
“I certainly enjoyed reading “Strike 3!” Keith Herrell (former Sports Editor, Cincinnati Post 7/14/10.
"Great book. Really enjoyed it. The strikeout records was… well done." Rick Swift (SABR member, National Meeting Poster Committee Member). Aug. 18, 2010.
"Strike Three! brings a little-known, under-appreciated baseball team into the light....A book for diehard baseball fans." Al Spector, author of "Baseball: Never Too Old to Play 'The' Game."
"Lots of stats--I played during that era, and the book is of great interest. In the 60's, strikeouts were to be avoided. Now there's no stigma." Vern Fuller, former Indians' infielder, and Executive Director of the Baseball Heritage Museum in Cleveland.