We can now announce the winners of the 2013 British Baseball Writing Awards. There were three award-winning entries, and they were of such varied themes that it did not seem reasonable to try to rank them; thus, the prize fund will be shared equally between the winners.
The award-winning writers were:
- Josh Chetwynd, whose history of baseball fields in Britain was truly insightful;
- Ryan Ferguson, who entered a nostalgic recollection of American baseball played out on a British council estate; and,
- Chris Jones, who wrote a fascinating essay on cricketing tour parties from England who played baseball in North America in the mid-19th Century.
All three entries have been accepted for publication in the first issue of This Diamond Isle, a new journal from Project COBB, and you will be able to read them all in the new year.