2/16/2004 06:27:00 PM
Lost in all the Highlander and A-Rod minutia was the passing of Lawrence Ritter. Ritter was the author of arguably the greatest baseball book ever written "The Glory of Their Times". He went around the country with a reel to reel tape recorder interviewing ball players from the early 20's and 30's. Ritter was also a fixture on the New York City literary scene and held monthly luncheons with top baseball writers in the city.