American sportswriter and essayist. The son of a
New Yorker fiction editor and the stepson of New Yorker essayist E. B. White, Angell became the New Yorker's fiction editor and made a name for himself as the "Poet Laureate of Baseball" for his witty and lyrical essays about the national pastime, which have appeared regularly in the New Yorker since 1962. His many collections of baseball writing include Season Ticket: A Baseball Companion (1988) and Game Time: A Baseball Companion (2004); his autobiography, Let Me Finish (2006), describes a boyhood dominated by the literary world and baseball. See also newyorker.com/contributors/roger-angell.