QUESTION: what do Frank Viola, Orel Hershier, Lee Mazilli and Jesse Braverman have in common: they are all members of the just nominated class of 2015 of the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame! That’s right. That’s the same Jesse Braverman, my friend and schoolyard idol, with whom I am writing his soon to be best-selling “working” autobiography, JESSE BALL!
And, as if Jesse’s induction isn’t sufficient cause for celebration in and of itself, Jesse is being inducted along with his mentor , idol and fellow coach, the deathless Joe Austin, who “leads off” our book (link to chapter), which we can now confidently say will be available for the tens of thousands of baseball players and other athletes out there who are keen to learn the secrets of Jesse’s humane, winning philosophy by the end of the year.
Congratulations Jesse! Congratulations Joe! Play ball!