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June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An Evening with Ron Shandler


June 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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“Shandler is unrivaled in his wide-ranging impact on the world of fantasy baseball. How he’s been able to stay one step ahead of everyone has been a mystery to all those who’ve tried to compete against him-in leagues and in business. In this book, Ron explains how being such a revolutionary thinker always made perfect sense.”

– Steve Gardner, USA Today

Books & Books presents



Fantasy Expert

(Triumph Books, $28.00)

Monday, June 10, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an evening with Ron Shandler presenting his new book, Fantasy Expert (Triumph Books, $28.00).

***This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave.***

About the Book:

One of the foremost authorities in fantasy baseball over the past three decades, Ron Shandler is a self-described rotoholic.

In the beginning, he hoarded newspaper box scores and pored over every number at his disposal. Then came the compulsion to create his own numbers. A monthly newsletter expanded into an annual Baseball Forecaster book, which spawned a media company, websites, tournaments, and more.

Part memoir, part madcap history, Fantasy Expert is a fascinating and wide-ranging look at the modern growth and development of the game that went from cottage industry to national obsession.

In chronicling his own escalating journey from rotisserie baseball hobbyist to professional authority, Shandler tells parallel tales of the rise of fantasy sports, the expanding baseball information industry, the increasingly sophisticated technology employed to gain an edge, and the fellow rotoholics who make it all possible. He also delves into the impact of fantasy baseball on the sport of baseball itself.

Written with humor, honesty, and a deep passion for baseball, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the history, progression, and future of fantasy baseball.

About the Author:

Ron Shandler is a respected authority on fantasy baseball and is a sought-after speaker, writer, and commentator on the subject. He began publishing the annual Baseball Forecaster guide in 1986 and later founded the website Baseball HQ. In 2004, Shandler received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. In 2012, he was inducted into the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame.