Danny Gallagher has never tried to hide his passion for baseball.
A Sudbury resident and mainstay in the local sports community for the better part of a stretch of time from 1975 to 1984, the writer/historian was instrumental in helping the city play host to the Canadian Baseball Championships in 1983.
These days, it is his passion for the Montreal Expos, the team that he covered on a daily basis for some time, that generates the bulk of his projects.
Gallagher has just released his tenth book, and sixth on the topic of the Expos, with the fully Canadian endeavour that is "Always Remembered: new revelations and old tales about those fabulous Expos".
With 51 chapters and some thirty or so sidebars, the book captures the stories of 94 interviews, showcasing the ability to weave vignettes, short or long, that is so prominent in the bulk of Gallagher's writings.
In the end, he devotes more than 88,000 words to Expos' recollections dating from 1969 to 2004, with special chapters on the likes of Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Tim Raines, Steve Rogers, Vladimir Guerrero, Larry Walker, and others.
Gallagher takes time to sit down with former MLB commissioner Bud Selig, often villified by Montreal fans for the move of the franchise to Washington D.C.
The book is available at Chapters/Indigo stores and can be obtained through pre-order at indigo.ca.
"Danny is a first class writer and baseball historian," noted fellow Canadian historian David O'Keefe. "His access to former Expos players is unparalleled, so you know you are in for a great ride down memory lane."