I retired as a full time community newspaper feature writer in 2015. Since then I have been a correspondent for Times Shamrock Communications in Pennsylvania and a fledging short fiction writer. It's tough. One sale and approaching 200 rejections, with one acceptance to a paying market, though I have had baseball fiction published in non-paying magazines.
I had three baseball biographies of obscure hall of famers published by McFarland from 2005-2012. You can find them on Amazon. Search my name: Jack Smiles.