Len Berman, who gained fame for more than two decades as WNBC weeknight sportscaster, has published his fourth children’s book.
Of course, the subject — sports — remains his passion.
Last year, in the months after being pushed out at WNBC, Berman wrote The Greatest Moments in Sports. The book was geared to children, and became so successful that it made The New York Times Best Sellers list.
“The fact that a publisher wants to publish a book, tells you that they think they are going to make some money on it,” Berman says.
So he’s back with the The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time. (Sourcebooks)
However, this time around, Berman isn’t the judge and jury of the process (along with his editor).
“This one I decided to have a blue-ribbon panel make the choices, because I didn’t want to be responsible for who’s in and who’s out,” Berman tells FishbowlNY.
That “blue-ribbon panel” includes former Yankee Bernie Williams, Brooklyn Dodgers All-Star pitcher Ralph Branca, longtime baseball executive Roland Hemond, noted journalist Frank DeFord and Sirius/XM host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo.
More with Berman after the jump