Devin Gordon is a writer and former executive editor at GQ Magazine. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine and ESPN, and his first book, So Many Ways To Lose: The Amazin' True Story of the New York Mets, the Best Worst Team in Sports, will be published by HarperCollins in March. Originally from New York, he is now a traitor who lives with his wife and two kids outside Boston.
Erik Sherman is a baseball historian and author or co-author of seven books on baseball, including two New York Times Bestsellers: After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets (Simon and Schuster) and Mookie: Life Beyond Baseball with the ’86 Mets (Berkley/Penguin). His latest book is Two Sides of Glory: The 1986 Red Sox in Their Own Words (Nebraska Press, March, 2021). As a baseball lecturer, his speaking engagements have included the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and the Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair, New Jersey.
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Dave Jordan is a writer and filmmaker living in New Jersey. He founded Instream Sports, the first athlete-author writing platform. He has written for Sporting News, SB Nation, and the Hardball Times, and he is the coauthor (with John D’Acquisto) of Fastball John. His new book, from University of Nebraska Press, is Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood.
Dan Epstein is an award-winning, battle-scarred veteran of the rock journalism wars. His new book is a collaboration with Ron Blomberg, The Captain & Me: On and Off the Field with Thurman Munson. Dan's previous efforts are Big Hair & Plastic Grass, and the Stars & Strikes, both from Thomas Dunne Books. He was also the editorial director of Stompbox: 100 Pedals of the World's Greatest Guitarists and the author of its companion volume, Vintage & Rarities: 333 Cool, Crazy and Hard to Find Guitar Pedals, and has written for Rolling Stone, Revolver, Guitar World and SPIN, among many publications. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Andrew is a bestselling author of nonfiction books for teens on the intersection of sports, history and social justice. A lifelong Brewers fan and former media relations manager for the Tampa Bay Rays, Andrew manages the Sports & Society Initiative at Vanderbilt University and is a contributor to ESPN’s race and sports website, The Undefeated. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two young children.
Andrew Forbes is the author of the story collections Lands and Forests, and What You Need, which was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and named a finalist for the Trillium Book Prize. He is also the author of The Only Way Is the Steady Way: Essays on Baseball, Ichiro, and How We Watch the Game, and The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays. Forbes lives in Peterborough, Ontario.
Lincoln Mitchell is a political analyst, pundit and writer based in New York City and San Francisco. He has written seven books, including four about baseball. His latest is The Giants and Their City: Major League Baseball in San Francisco, 1976-1992 (Kent State University Press, 2021). Lincoln's work has appeared in The Guardian, National Interest, Orbis, The Moscow Times, the Washington Quarterly, The American Interest, The National Interest, the Washington Post, The New York Times and numerous other publications. He teaches political science at Columbia University and is affiliated with the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia.
Steve is a baseball historian, forcusing on the early 20th century. He has collaborated with Lyle Spatz on two award-winning books, 1921, and The Colonel and Hug, both on the rise of the Yankees’ dynasty. Their new book is Comeback Pitchers: The Remarkable Careers of Howard Ehmke and Jack Quinn, two pitchers who excelled after they were told they were finished. Steve lives in Seattle with his wife and their two Corgis.
Frank Andre Guridy is an award-winning historian and a professor of History and African American Studies at Columbia University. His new book, The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics (University of Texas Press, 2021) explores how Texas-based sports entrepreneurs and athletes from marginalized backgrounds transformed American sporting culture during the 1960s and 1970s, the highpoint of the Black Freedom and Second-Wave feminist movements.
Greg is an author, editor and stand-up comedian in Austin, Texas. He spent two years as a clubhouse attendant for Cal Ripken Jr.’s Aberdeen IronBirds, the (former) short-season Single-A affiliate for the Baltimore Orioles, an experience that is the subject of his book, Clubbie.
Don Zminda has been a White Sox fan since attending his first game at Old Comiskey in August of 1954. As director of publications for STATS, Inc. (now STATS Perform) from 1988-2000, he co-authored or edited a dozen annual sports publications. Don’s book The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball’s Greatest Salesman was a 2019 CASEY Award nominee; his latest offering, Double Plays and Double Crosses: The Black Sox and Baseball in 1920, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in March 2021. A SABR member since 1979, he is retired and has lived in Los Angeles with his wife, Sharon, since 2000.
Luke’s writing has appeared online in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Slate, The Daily Beast, and The Paris Review Daily, among others. Born and raised in rural Illinois, Luke now lives in Queens. His new book is Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series that Changed Baseball.
Jim is a former journalist and high-tech copywriter who frequently writes now about ballplayers in the armed forces during World War I. His books include The Best Team Over There, From the Dugouts to the Trenches, and Nine Innings for the King. His latest, about Grover Cleveland Alexander, is The Best Team Over There, from University of Nebraska Press. A navy veteran, Jim lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.
Jeremy is the author of Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player, winner of the 2019 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year; the 2020 SABR Seymour Medal; the 2020 SABR Larry Ritter Award for best new Deadball Era book; and the 2020 SABR Negro Leagues’ Committee’s Robert Peterson Award. His other books include The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity and America Moved: Booth Tarkington’s Memoirs of Time and Place, 1869–1928. Jeremy is a native Hoosier who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Kara.
A former staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer and New York Daily News, Andy is currently a reporter and analyst covering MLB for the SNY network in New York. He has covered Major League Baseball for more than a decade. Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and a Colorful History of Sign Stealing is his first book.
Lawrence Baldassaro, professor emeritus of Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the author of Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball and Baseball Italian Style: Great Stories Told by Italian American Major Leaguers from Crosetti to Piazza, and editor of The Ted Williams Reader. His latest book is Tony Lazzeri: Yankees Legend and Baseball Pioneer (U. of Nebraska Press).
Andrea Williams is an author and journalist who formerly worked in marketing and development for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in her hometown of Kansas City, MO. She writes about culture, music and sports for publications, including Vulture/New York Magazine, Mother Jones and The New York Times. Andrea is the author of Baseball's Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues. She lives in Nashville, Ten. with her husband and four children.
Dan is an award-winning television sportscaster, and is the television broadcaster for the Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League. His prior work includes Fate's Take-Out Slide (2017), A Scout’s Report: My 70-Years in Baseball (2015) and Rise of the Bulldogs (2009). He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the Pacific Coast League Historical Society.
He resides in Fresno, California.
Tony was a national correspondent for the Washington Post based in Dallas, where in the early 1970s he met his childhood idol, Mickey Mantle, with whom he developed a long friendship. He was also a staff writer for Sports Illustrated and a columnist and foreign correspondent for the Hearst Newspapers. A graduate of Baylor University, he was Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where he lectured at the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics. Tony has written five baseball books, including a trilogy on Mantle, plus his latest, "Maris & Mantle."
Gaylon started out as a sportswriter, became a corporate speechwriter and on retirement in 2012 returned to his sports roots, writing about minor league baseball. He is the author of four books — The Bilko Athletic Club (2014), Singles and Smiles (2018), Left On Base in the Bush Leagues (2019) and The Best Little Baseball Town in the World (2021). He is also the co-author with Ransom Jackson Jr. of Handsome Ransom Jackson — Accidental Big Leaguer. Gaylon and his wife, Mary, live under the radar in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee.
Robert has written extensively on Japan and Japanese-American relations. His books include Tokyo Underworld, The Meaning of Ichiro and The Chrysanthemum and the Bat. His best-selling You Gotta Have Wa, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, has sold 150,000 copies and is
in its 25th printing. His work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Time, Smithsonian, The New York
Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has published twenty-two books in Japanese and authored a manga series that has sold 750,000 copies. Slugging It Out In Japan,
an autobiography co-authored with former Tokyo Giants player Warren Cromartie, received a New York Public Library award for educational merit.
Tim Wendel’s books include Summer of '68, Castro's Curveball, Down to the Last Pitch and Escape from Castro’s Cuba. He is a founding editor of USA Today Baseball Weekly and a writer in residence at Johns Hopkins University. His stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Psychology Today and Esquire. He has narrated a half-dozen audiobooks and appeared on NPR, PBS, ESPN and CNN.
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E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist and author of two memoirs and several poetry collections. He hosts the WPFW morning radio show "On the Margin with E. Ethelbert Miller," and hosts and produces "The Scholars" on UDC-TV. Most recently, he received a grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and a congressional award in recognition of his literary activism. His latest book is When Your Wife Has Tommy John Surgery and Other Baseball Stories.
Thom Henninger is a writer-editor at Baseball Digest. He previously wrote for STATS, Inc. (now STATS Perform), and his work has appeared in ESPN Insider and Baseball America. A St. Paul native, he has published two books: Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) and The Pride of Minnesota: The Twins in the Turbulent 1960s University of Nebraska Press, 2021). He now lives in Evanston, Illinois.
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Rocco Constantino was a writer for Bleacher Report, Baseball Hot Corner and AOL before co-founding BallNine.com, a baseball multimedia website geared toward fans who love the traditional values and history of Major League Baseball. Rocco has published two books: 50 Moments that Defined Major League Baseball (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) and Beyond Baseball's Color Barrier (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021). He serves on the Board of Directors for the nine-time National Baseball Congress National Champion Santa Barbara Foresters, and the Italian-American Baseball Foundation. He is the Director of Athletics at Santa Barbara City College.
Bryan is the author of five historical books about baseball history since retiring after a third of a century as an intelligence analyst at the CIA and National Counterterrorism Center in 2013. His most recent books — The Reshaping of America’s Game: Major League Baseball After the Players’ Strike and America’s Game in the Wild Card Era: From Strike to Pandemic — complete his four-book history of Major League Baseball, published by Rowman & Littlefield. . He grew up in the New York suburbs, went to college in Los Angeles and graduate school in Boston, lived in the Washington, DC, area for his career, and his longtime girlfriend is from Colorado and worked for two years in San Francisco — which should give you an idea of the teams he most closely follows.
Brad is a writer, professor and biologist whose first book, The Wax Pack, was named one of NPR's Best Books of 2020. He has been published in National Geographic, Rolling Stone and Slate, among many publications. He lives in Oakland, CA, with his VCR.
Anika is an award-winning illustrator, writer, designer, cartoonist and humorist. The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is her first major published work as both author/ illustrator. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and happened to do all the artwork for this here website.
Eric Nusbaum is a writer and former editor at VICE. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The Daily Beast, Deadspin, and the Best American Sports Writing anthology. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has also lived and worked in Mexico City, New York, and Seattle. He now lives in Tacoma, Washington with his family.
Emily Nemens's debut novel, The Cactus League, was a NYT Book Review Editors' Pick, on NPR's list of best books of 2020 and a CASEY award finalist. From 2018 to 2021, she was editor of The Paris Review, and prior to that, The Southern Review. She grew up in Seattle, lives in New York, and remains a Mariners fan.
Mitch is a professor at Villanova University who writes about baseball iconoclasts. His last biography was about the strange life and times of Dick Allen, and his new one explores the life of "Ball Four" author Jim Bouton, who won all of 62 games but changed professional sports in ways that 300-game winners never could.
D.B. is a Data Analyst for the City of New York. Besides their own baseball blog, DB's work has appeared at ESPN.com, Baseball Prospectus, The Hardball Times and The Village Voice. Their research on the origins of the "Three True Outcomes" in baseball was included in the Spring 2018 edition of the SABR Baseball Research Journal, and their poster presentation on the subject won an award at that year's national convention. They live in Queens, New York.
Dale is author of Bash Brothers: A Legacy Subpoenaed (Potomac Books, 2008), in addition to Billy Ball. His work has appeared in the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, The Source, and Beckett Baseball Card Monthly. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jared has been the national baseball writer for The Wall Street Journal since 2017. Prior to that, he spent a season as the Journal’s Yankees beat writer and three seasons as its Mets beat writer. In his current role, he leads the newspaper’s baseball coverage. He resides in Jersey City, N.J., with his wife.
Joan is an award-winning journalist, author and sports media consultant. Her book Little Girls in Pretty Boxes was named one of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated. Her book Molina: The Story of a Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty was a finalist for the 2015 PEN Literary Award. One of the first female sports columnists in the country, she covered everything from the Super Bowl and the World Series to the Olympics and championship fights.
John is an award-winning national baseball columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle. He has written several books, including the autobiography of Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson: Off Base: Confessions of a Thief. He is seen regularly on MLB Network.
Jacob is a digital video producer at FOX Sports in Los Angeles, and has written for Bleacher Report and FanSided. He's a 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, from 2017 to 2019 served as sports anchor and reporter at KDRV-TV (ABC) in Medford, Oregon.
Ralph is the head of the Society for American Baseball Research’s 19th Century Baseball Gravemarker Project. He is the recipient of the SABR 19th Century Committee’s 2015 Chairman’s Award and the Baseball Reliquary’s 2019 Hilda Award. He has contributed to four volumes of SABR publications, and is currently writing two chapters for an upcoming book on Jackie Robinson.
Kat is a professor of women's sport history at Marshall University, and author of The All-American Girls After the APPGPBL: How Playing Pro Ball Shaped Their Lives. She is the president and founding member of the International Women's Baseball Center.
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Mark C. Healey has been a journalist for more than 25 years. He is the editor-in-chief of The Wave, an award-winning newspaper in Rockaway Beach, New York. He lives in New York with his wife and three children. This is his first book.
Chris has written or co-authored three books about the San Francisco Giants. He covered the Astros for the Houston Post, and the Reds for the Cincinnati Enquirer and MLB.com, before taking the Oakland A’s beat for the San Jose Mercury News in 2004. He switched to the Giants beat in 2005, and shifted to covering the team for MLB.com in 2007, where he worked through 2018. Chris continues to cover the Major Leagues extensively for MLB.com.
Brian has authored two books on the New York Mets: Mets in 10s and, most recently, The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars. He has contributed to several SABR publications, including serving as the managing editor for Met-rospectives. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Adam is a contributing baseball writer for Baseball Almanac and Call to the Pen, and founder of Romantic About Baseball, a baseball blog. He lives in Powder Springs, Georgia, with his wife and daughter.
Jon Pessah is a founding editor of ESPN the Magazine who was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for editing and writing an examination into the role of racism in Major League Baseball. He was Assistant Managing Editor/Sports at Newsday and Sports Editor at the Hartford Courant, and Deputy Editor at ESPN Magazine.
Danny Gallagher is a freelance writer, author and Montreal Expos historian, who has written 10 books, including six about the Expos. He lives in Oshawa, Ontario.
Bill Nowlin is the former vice president of SABR, and a current director. He is one of the co-founders of Rounder Records, and over the past 20-some years has written or edited nearly 100 baseball books, more than half of them for SABR.
Dan Schlossberg is a former AP sportswriter and the author or co-author of 40 baseball books. A national baseball writer for forbes.com since June 2018, he also contributes to USA TODAY Sports Weekly, Sports Collectors Digest, Latino Sports, Boston Red Sox Diamond Days, and numerous other outlets.
Jim Overmyer’s belongs to the SABR committees for the Negro Leagues, Nineteenth Century, Deadball, and Business of Baseball. He was a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2006 special committee that voted to induct 17 people from the Negro leagues and the black baseball period before those leagues were formed. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.