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It started with Sam Miller's blog post Names of Baseball Men as Recorded In Dollar Sign On The Muscle, published earlier this month. For years, I've been wanting to get my hands on a copy of Dollar Sign On The Muscle, Kevin Kerrane's seminal 1984 book about the world of baseball scouting, which was named one of the five best baseball books by the The Wall Street Journal. My partners and friends at Baseball Prospectus have long said nothing but good things about it while lamenting how difficult it was to obtain, as Ben Lindbergh did last April. The book was long out of print, the secondary market was a little hot for my pocketbook, and I'm a chronic underutilizer of the library system (which was often short of copies itself, depending on the area).

But after the most recent wave of positive comments about the book that Sam's blog post inspired, rather than mope over the secondary market listings one more time, I decided to investigate why a book that sells for $50 used has been out of print for so long. Through the magic of the Internets, we were able to get in touch with author Kevin Kerrane, and I'm happy to announce that Prospectus Entertainment Ventures has reached an agreement with Kerrane to bring a revised, updated edition of Dollar Sign on the Muscle to bookshelves, e-readers, and computers everywhere in 2013. We'll have more news about its availability, as well as more background on the book, in the coming weeks. But for now, we hope you'll be as excited about the new edition's impending arrival as we are.

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dantroy
3/21
This is fantastic news! One of my favorite baseball books. I can't wait to hear details of the revision.
MikeyVoges
3/21
F***. Yes. You are freaking champions.
veganalyst
3/21
That is ridiculously amazing news.

I managed to find a copy at my local library after reading Sam's piece, and am absolutely loving it. An updated edition is bound to be a smashing success, at least in the growing baseball nerdosphere.
dianagramr
3/21
Can you get Kevin Goldstein to write the foreword?

Great news!
dpease
3/22
now that's a great idea.
fgreenagel2
3/21
Nice job.
jfranco77
3/21
But my retirement plan was to sell my old one...
flyingdutchman
3/21
don't worry. a new edition will just make yours more valuable. you'll retire five years younger.
dpease
3/21
No problem, jfranco77--we don't want to adversely affect the financial planning of our subscribers, so we'll just set a $65 cover price on the new book.
bumphadley
3/21
Can't wait. Prophet of the Sandlots is another good, out of print one on scouting.
Dodger300
3/21
Yes, great book!
sungods7n
3/21
Yes!
SaberTJ
3/21
Awesome!! Can't wait to add this to my library.
Johnston
3/21
Great job!
BloodStripes
3/21
Great news. Thanks BP. I'm buying!!!
mrenick
3/21
best news of the day...
mattcommins
3/21
Can't wait ;0)
jonjacoby
3/21
man I had that in paperback from m HS years. I bet it's buried in some storage box. I will be getin the new-edition e-book.
adamsternum
3/22
I FINALLY get my hands on a copy and now this...

:)
rawagman
3/22
Awesome! I have been long wondering why BP could not find some way to get this book back in print. Excellent decision. I will absolutely buy a copy as soon as it's available.
dianagramr
3/22
What about "Dollar Sign on the Muscle: The Musical"?


Tools, glorious tools!
Long levers and lanky!
Now he's unsigned --
soon he'll be a Yankee!
comish4lif
7/17
I picked up the original a month or so ago from a used book website and just started reading it this past weekend.