"He’s up in his office, I haven’t seen him in quite some time. He's working on the book." That’s what I hear from my sister-in-law Pamela, Jack Curry‘s wife. Being the wife of a baseball analyst and writer, she knows his job is not the usual 9-5er. From his days at the Jersey Journal to the New York Times to the YES Network, Pamela knows when Jack is squirreled away and wants no interruptions except to replace his cup of hot tea.
Jack grew up in a household (in Jersey City, NJ) where his mother, Beatrice and his brother Rob, loved baseball. I won’t say what team he and his brother, Rob were fans of, but I will say, that when asked about what team he is a fan of now, Jack will undoubtedly, unquestionably and with no wavering whatsoever state quite emphatically, "I'm a fan of a good game of baseball."
And truly he is. And this why Jack has anther published book, this time a memoir about Paul O'Neill. It's called Swing and a Hit and it certainly is. It just made the NY Times Bestseller list.
|Jack Curry and his family at Book Signing at Books and Greetings (NJ)
According to the press release (and because I have not finished reading it), it's "The fun and fiery memoir of All Star Yankee and five-time World Champion, Paul O’Neill. In Swing and a Hit, O’Neill elaborates on his most important hitting principles, lessons, and memories—exploring those elements across ten chapters (to align with the nine innings of a baseball game and one extra inning). Here, O’Neill, with his intense temperament, describes what he did as a hitter, how he adjusted to pitchers, how he boosted his confidence, how he battled with umpires (and water coolers), and what advice he would give to current hitters.
Jack's other books are: Derek Jeter - The Life you Imagine and David Cone - Full Count. You can watch Jack anytime as a baseball analyst for the YES Network.
You can find all his books where books are sold as well as on Amazon here.