Hiring Frank Chance, or The Smartest Thing Charlie Murphy Ever Did in Baseball
Charlie Murphy made a lot of chess moves during his time in professional baseball, but none of them proved to be more important than his...
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.
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.