Talmage Boston, is a trial lawyer and baseball historian. The author of 1939: Baseball's Tipping Point (Bright Sky Press, 2005), a version of which was first published as 1939: Baseball's Pivotal Year (The Summit Group, 1994), Boston has lectured on baseball history at Princeton University, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, and SMU's Cox School of Business. His essays on baseball have appeared in the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Memories and Dreams magazine, The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: Sports Figures, SABR's Baseball Research Journal, Elysian Fields Quarterly, the Dallas Business Journal, and on the walls of The Nolan Ryan Center on Alvin, Texas, all leading to his induction into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame as a Media Member. His most recent book is Baseball and the Baby Boomer.
He and his wife, Claire, reside in Dallas, Texas, and are the parents of Scott and Lindsey. A Shareholder and commercial litigator with the law firm of Winstead PC, Talmage has been named a "Super Lawyer" in Texas Monthly magazine every year from 2003-2008, and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the State Bar of Texas.
Over the last 50 years, most Baby Boomers have played the game of baseball, watched it, coached their kids in it, read about it, or best of all, replayed it in that special place Bart Giamatti named "the green fields of the mind."
Baseball and the Baby Boomer is in large part a baseball history book, but it is also a commentary on baseball's "political" issues — Pete Rose's gambling, steroids, etc. — as well as a fan's memoir of the National Pastime over the last half century. It traces a Baby Boomer's lifetime experience with the game from childhood heroes to adult friends, and from Ford Frick's asterisk to the Mitchell Report.
Almost every chapter in Baseball and the Baby Boomer has been the subject of several 300-page books written by other authors. This new volume tells all the favorite postwar era stories of the game in a streamlined fashion — with sufficient depth to interest a serious baseball aficionado, but without so much minutiae that someone reading baseball history for the first time would get overwhelmed.