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Jason Cannon

a writer intrigued by the underexplored

Welcome to my website! I hope you enjoy a variety of interesting historical material, primarily focused these days on Charlie Murphy, who won four pennants and two World Series championships in his eight full seasons as owner of the Chicago Cubs. You will also see some new material featuring my latest project: a dual biography of Hall of Fame superstars Billy Williams and Willie McCovey. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Charlie Murphy Appears on WGN

I had the special opportunity to appear on WGN Midday News yesterday and chat with anchor Patrick Elwood about Charlie Murphy. A link to...

Meet and Greet in Wilmington, OH

I'm excited for the opportunity to spend the evening talking about Charlie Murphy in his wonderful hometown of Wilmington, Ohio on...

Release Week is Here

Writing Charlie Murphy: The Iconoclastic Showman behind the Chicago Cubs was a fascinating and challenging experience. The entire process...

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About Me

Jason Cannon's articles have appeared in NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture. Charlie Murphy: The Iconoclastic Showman behind the Chicago Cubs is his first book. He is currently writing a dual biography of Willie McCovey and Billy Williams that examines 20th century American history through the lens of their lives and Hall of Fame baseball careers. 

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