Alumni Publish Acclaimed Books on Sports

Stephen Wong ’92 is one of the world’s leading collectors of baseball memorabilia. He spent the last several years chronicling and photographing the private collections of others, publishing the results of his journey in Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World’s Finest Private Collections (Smithsonian Books/Harper Collins, 2005). “The result is a magnificent album of baseball mementos—by turns, beautiful, peculiar and hilarious,” according to an October book review in Sports Illustrated. “If there were an MVP award for baseball memorabilia collecting, Stephen Wong would be a lock to win.”



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Author David Margolick ’77 delivered a knockout punch of his own with the publication of his most recent book Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005). According to a December review in The New York Times, Margolick “does a wonderful job of recreating an era at the start of Beyond Glory, his chronicle of the 1938 title fight between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling.” Margolick, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, is also the author of Strange Fruit, which chronicles the life of the song “Strange Fruit” and the singer who popularized it, Billie Holiday.