Dan Good's 'Playing Through the Pain' Named CASEY Award Finalist
Story of Astros, Padres All-Star Ken Caminiti Among 10 Selected For Prestigious Baseball Book Award For 2022
By: Dan Good Writing
Good began researching Caminiti in 2012 and conducted his first interviews for his biography in 2013. Since then he interviewed 400 people, providing him with an exclusive and exhaustive view into Caminiti's life.
More than two decades later, the full truth about Major League Baseball's steroids era remains elusive, and the story of Caminiti, the player who opened the lid on performance-
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CASEY Award by Spitball, a literary baseball magazine founded in 1981 and dedicated to poetry, short fiction, prose, art, and book reviews; all devoted to baseball. Among the previous CASEY Award winners are notable authors and baseball historians such as Joe Posnanski, Marty Appel, Rob Neyer, Kostya Kennedy, Howard Bryant, Larry Tye, Leigh Montville, Phil Dixon, Bill James, Roger Kahn and others.
"It's truly an honor to be considered among this amazing group of books and authors," said Good, who has held leadership roles with the New York Daily News and New York Post and also worked for NBC News, ABC News, and local news outlets in New Jersey and his native Pennsylvania. "I'm pleased that the Spitball team has considered Caminiti's story worthy of inclusion among the other compelling ones that this list represents."
About Playing Through the Pain
In "Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever" (Abrams Press, May 2022, 384 pp.), writer Dan Good seeks to make sense of MLB MVP Ken Caminiti's fascinating, troubled life.
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