Roger Angell was an American essayist known for writing on sports, especially baseball. He was a regular contributor to The New Yorker and was its chief fiction editor.
Roger wrote numerous works of fiction, non-fiction and criticism, and for many years he wrote an annual Christmas poem for New Yorker.
Angell first wrote professionally about baseball in 1962, when William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker, had him travel to Florida to write about Spring training. His first two baseball collections were, The Summer Game and Five-Season: A Baseball Companion.
Was Roger Angell still writing prior to his death?
It is unknown if Roger Angell was writing before his death. However, most of his books and writings have been reviewed recently and it proves he had one of the excellent works.
The Web of the Game, an essay about the epic pitchers’ duel between future major league All-Stars Ron Darling and Frank Viola in the 1981 NCAA baseball tournament, was called “perhaps the greatest baseball essay ever penned” by ESPN journalist, Ryan McGee in 2021.