“Odd Man Out”: New York Times Review
Today’s New York Times weighs in on the Matt McCarthy controversy. Click Here to read the article.
… Statistics from that season, transaction listings and interviews with his former teammates indicate that many portions of the book are incorrect, embellished or impossible … When presented with evidence of his book’s wide-ranging errors and misquotations in an interview Monday morning, McCarthy said that he stood by the contents of “Odd Man Out.” He said the book, which was published last month by Viking Press and was ranked No. 29 on the most recent New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, was drawn from detailed journals he kept during his year in the Angels’ minor league system. He declined to show how those journals corroborated his stories.
There’s also a lengthy sidebar documenting many of the discrepancies; Click Here to read the sidebar.
Alan Schwarz, who co-wrote the article, is a longtime sportswriter for The New York Times and Baseball America.