Rollie's Follies

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Rollie's Follies: Hall of Fame Revue of Baseball Lists and Lore, Stories and Stats.
Author Rollie Fingers and Yellowstone Ritter
Cover artist Jerry Dowling
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Clerisy Press
Publication date
Media type Print (softcover )
Pages 235
ISBN 1-57860-335-8
OCLC 234438076
796.3570973 22
LC Class GV873 .F47 2009

Rollie's Follies: Hall of Fame Revue of Baseball Lists and Lore, Stories And Stats was first published in 2009 by Clerisy Press. Baseball Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers enlists backstage humorist Yellowstone Ritter to develop an inventive look at baseball.


The book is divided into 54 chapters including humorous lists, essays and the mustachioed MVP's own major league memories. The illustrations of Jerry Dowling (the award-winning Cincinnati cartoonist) nationally known for his caricatures of Marge Schott are used on the cover and throughout the book.

The chapters covers current baseball figures and historical facts with titles such as:

  • The Fallen Smelt
  • The Phat Albert Dossier
  • The All-Time Lefty Team
  • The Japanese Factor
  • Bucky Dent Revisited
  • Disco Demolition Night
  • Sausages and Presidents
  • The Changing Role of the Closer (1950–2005)
  • The Switch is On (The tale of switch-pitcher Pat Venditte successfully playing a game of cat and mouse against a switch-hitter)

Other outlets[edit]

A sister website is also published entitled Rollie's Baseball Follies that publishes informative tidbits and The YAM (The Yellowstone Applied Method). The YAM is a posting of team standings showing the chance of making the post-season on the way to the World Series.