September 2006
Nieman Reports;Fall2006, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p96
The article reports that journalist Steve Oney's article "Fallen Angel," will appear in the book "Best American Sports Writing 2006" to be published in October 2006 by Houghton Mifflin. The story details the rise and fall of the Los Angeles Angels baseball player Bo Belinsky, who in 1962 pitched California's first major league no-hitter. Belinsky dated movie stars before descending into alcoholism and cocaine addiction and drifting from Hollywood to Hawaii to Las Vegas, where at the end of his life he embraced Christianity and overcame his dependencies.


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