William Brashler

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General Information

Name: William Brashler

Pen Name: Crabbe Evers is a joint pen name on books written with Reinder Van Til

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mystery

Born: 1947 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Website: N/A

Email: wbrashler@aol.com

Illinois Connection

William Brashler was a reporter for Lerner Newspapers, Chicago, Illinois from 1971-73. He still lives in the Chicagoland area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brashler began his freelance writing career in 1972. His critically acclaimed book, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, was adaped for a movie starring Richard Pryor and James Earl Jones.

Published Works

  • City Dogs, Signet, 1977
  • Josh Gibson: A Life in the Negro League, Harper & Row, 1978
  • Catch You Later: Autobiography of Johnny Bench, Harper & Row, 1979
  • The Chosen Prey, Dell Publishing, 1983
  • Traders, Pinnacle, 1990
  • The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars and Motor King, Harper & Row, 1993
  • The Story of Negro League Baseball, Sandpiper, 1994
  • The Don: The Life and Death of Sam Giancana, Harper & Row, 1997

Written with Reinder Van Til under the pen name Crabbe Evers

  • Murder in Wrigley Field, Crimeline, 1991
  • Murderer's Row, Crimeline, 1991
  • Bleeding Dodger Blue, Crimline, 1991
  • Fear in Fenway, Morrow, 1994
  • Tigers Burning, Morrow, 1995

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

City Dogs

ISBN: 0451077415
Release Date: 1977-11-01

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Josh Gibson: A Life in the Negro Leagues

ISBN: 1566632951
Release Date: 2000-02-15

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Catch You Later: The Autobiography of Johnny Bench

ISBN: 0060103248
Release Date: 1979-04

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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings: A Novel

ISBN: 0252062876
Release Date: 1993-07-01

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The Story of Negro League Baseball

ISBN: 0395697212
Release Date: 1994-06-10

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Murder in Wrigley Field

ISBN: 0553289152
Release Date: 1991-03-01

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Murderer's Row

ISBN: 0553290886
Release Date: 1991-06-01

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Bleeding Dodger Blue

ISBN: 0553291777
Release Date: 1991-09-01

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

William Brashler on WorldCat

William Brashler on Amazon


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