"Polman's re-imagining of the 1924 season is an exuberant coming-of-age tale, road saga, and love story all rolled into one sunny summer at long-gone ballparks across the land."--Josh Wilker, author of Cardboard Gods
"Polman's lively prose takes you back to the Roaring '20s for a romp through one of the best seasons, as seen through the eyes of a baseball-crazy teen. It's the book to take with you on that last winter vacation, to be devoured under an umbrella by a pool or the shore.
" --Joe Sheehan
of Sports Illustrated
and the MLB Network
"Brimming with wit and fun...Even readers who aren't familiar with tabletop games might find something to like here. A screenwriter and journalist, Polman's creativity extends well beyond the diamond, with period details researched on the internet as he blogged. --James Bailey
, Bailey's Baseball Book Reviews
"It may not be the way 1924 actually played out (in real life, the Senators beat the Giants; in the book....well, read it and see) but it's a highly entertaining and engaging tale of a boy growing into manhood with some incredible stops along the way." --Daniel Shoptaw, C70 At the Bat
About the Author
JEFF POLMAN is a journalist, screenwriter, and blogger who just can’t stop writing about baseball. "1924 and You Are There!" is adapted from the first of his four fictional replay blogs, which include "Play That Funky Baseball", "The Bragging Rights League", and the upcoming "Mysteryball ‘58". After getting his start writing freelance articles for the Advocate newspapers and Boston Phoenix, he was Arts Editor of the Vermont Vanguard Press for its first five years before moving out west. His recent Web writing has appeared on The Huffington Post, The Hardball Times, New England Baseball Journal, and Seamheads. He is a lifelong Red Sox fan and resides with his wife and son in Culver City, CA.