Roger Angell, The New Yorker

Roger Angell

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Past articles by Roger:

The Children’s Hour: Watching the First Presidential Debate of 2020

After President Trump’s grotesque display at Tuesday night’s debate, none of us can be sure that the precious rite and process of public engagement in politics will ever be restored. → Read More

Witnesses to D Day

Roger Angell on the New Yorker writers and editors A. J. Liebling and Gardner Botsford, who witnessed the events of D Day, either as reporters or as soldiers. → Read More

What We Can All Do at This Moment Is Vote

Reflecting on a piece that he wrote about the 1992 election, Roger Angell writes about what voting means to him in the age of Donald Trump and why casting a ballot this year is so important. → Read More

Roger Angell

Roger Angell, a senior editor and a staff writer, has contributed to The New Yorker since 1944, and became a fiction editor in 1956. Since 1962, he has written more than a hundred Sporting Scene pieces, mostly on baseball but also on tennis, hockey, football, rowing, and horse racing. In addition, he has written film reviews, stories, casuals, Notes and Comment pieces, and, for many years, the… → Read More

Baby Giles: Houston Astros Reliever Puts on Childish Display in Loss to Yankees

Roger Angell on the Houston Astros’ loss to the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, and the babylike behavior of Ken Giles, a reliever for the Astros who blew the game. → Read More

Night Moves

The answer to the Mets’ losing streak against the Washington Nationals might lie in the occult. → Read More

Silver Screen

The Academy Awards ceremony doesn’t hold the thrill for some of us that it did fifty or sixty years ago, when one saw stars saying something unscripted just on this one night. → Read More

Winter Olympics Last Look

Roger Angell reflects on the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. → Read More

Long Wait, Great Win: The Houston Astros Triumph in Game Seven of the 2017 World Series

Roger Angell writes about the Houston Astros’ 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Seven of the World Series—the Astros’ first ever World Series title. → Read More

The Astros and Dodgers Reach New Run-Scoring Heights in the World Series

Houston and Los Angeles are two powerful teams, but this armored-brigade kind of scoring, a rush of runs in a very short space, is a specialty of the Astros. → Read More

Good Night, Yankees

Let’s keep this short, out of respect: the Houston Astros have moved along to the World Series. → Read More

Bringing the Yankees Home?

Roger Angell previews Game Six of the A.L.C.S. as the Yankees face the Astros in Houston in the hopes of meeting the Dodgers in the World Series. → Read More

Yanks Get Even

The Yanks have now won four games in a row while facing post-season elimination. They will still be standing after tonight’s game, no matter what the outcome is, but I’m not sure that I will be. → Read More

Playoff Baseball Tonight!

Roger Angell on game three of the American League Championship Series, between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros, tonight at Yankee Stadium. → Read More

That Yankee Win, Well Awaited

Roger Angell writes about the Yankees’ win against the Indians in Cleveland. → Read More

Cornered Yanks Win Again

These new Yankees appreciate themselves above all, and their joy has become ours. → Read More

Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge Lift the Yankees to a Glorious Wild-Card Victory

Roger Angell writes about the young Yankees players Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge, who led their team to a thrilling wild-card victory against the Minnesota Twins. → Read More

The Last Show: A Farewell to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

After a hundred-and-forty-six-year run, the Greatest Show on Earth is no more. → Read More

The Last Show: A Farewell to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Roger Angell on the recent closing of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, after a hundred-and-forty-six-year run. → Read More

Trump and His Tweets: Twansient Thoughts

Mr. Trump, for me, has become Tweety, peeping out soprano observations from his high, caged perch. → Read More