2022 AUTHORS

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ROB NEYER

The Umpire is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self (University of Nebraska)

Rob Neyer has been writing about baseball since 1989, when he hired on as Bill James's research assistant. In the years since, he has authored or co-authored eight books - including the 2018 CASEY Award-winning Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game - while writing and editing for with ESPN.com, SBNation, and Fox Sports. Also in 2018, Rob became the Commissioner of the West Coast League, the premier summer collegiate baseball league in the western half of North America. His latest book, a collaboration with longtime MLB umpire Dale Scott, is The Umpire is OUT: Calling the Game and Living My True Self.

Twitter: @RobNeyer

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CRAIG CALCATERRA

Rethinking Fandom: How to beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at its Own Game (Belt Publishing)

Craig Calcaterra is the writer and editor of the daily baseball, news and culture newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He was formerly the lead national baseball writer for NBC Sports, where he launched and edited the baseball blog HardballTalk. His work has appeared at Bloomberg News, MSNBC, Yahoo, Bleacher Report, Baseball Prospectus and The Hardball Times, and he has made television and radio appearances on National Public Radio, MLB Network, NBC Sports Network, NBC Nightly News, The BBC, ESPN and MSNBC. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and two cats.

Twitter: @CraigCalcaterra
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PETER GOLENBOCK

Whispers of the Gods: Tales From Baseball's Golden Age, Told by the Men Who Played It (Rowman & Littlefield)

Valentine's Way: My Adventurous Life and Times (with Bobby Valentine) (Permuted Press)

Peter Golenbock has written more than 60 books, including ten New York Times best sellers. His best-selling books on baseball include Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964; The Bronx Zoo (with Sparky Lyle); Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers; Balls (with Graig Nettles); Amazin’: The Miraculous History of New York’s Most Beloved Baseball Team; and Idiot: Beating “The Curse” and Enjoying the Game of Life (with Johnny Damon). He resides in St. Petersburg, FL.

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HOWARD BRYANT

Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original (Mariner Books)

Howard Bryant is the author of ten books, including Rickey, and is a two-time Casey Award winner for best baseball book of the year. He has been senior writer for ESPN since 2007, and has served as the sports correspondent for NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday since 2006. In 2017, he served as the guest editor for the Best American Sports Writing anthology.
He was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in 2016 and 2018, both for commentary, and earned the 2016 Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

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JEFF FLETCHER

Sho-Time: The Inside Story of Shohei Ohtani and the Greatest Baseball Season Ever Played (Diversion Books)

Jeff Fletcher has been covering Major League Baseball since 1997, starting with the Giants and A’s. He has covered the Los Angeles Angels since 2013 for the Orange County Register. The two players he’s seen the most are Barry Bonds and Mike Trout, which he feels is a pretty impressive combination. He is also the American journalist who has covered Shohei Ohtani the most. When he’s not writing about baseball, Jeff enjoys playing poker and golf.

Twitter: @JeffFletcherOCR

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DAN BLEWETT

Clean Your Cleats: Advice on Baseball and Life for Ballplayers

Dan Blewett is a former professional pitcher. A resident of Washington, D.C.,he holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. His other titles include Dear Baseball Gods and Pitching Isn't Complicated.

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GARY CIERADKOWSKI

21: Illustrated Journal of Outsider Baseball, Vol. 2

Gary Cieradkowski is the artist and writer behind The Infinite Baseball Card Set website. An award-winning graphic artist and illustrator, chances are
you’ve visited or bought something he had a hand in designing: Bicycle Playing Cards, the music department of Barnes & Noble, the Folgers Coffee can and the graphics for Oriole Park at Camden Yards. In 2015, Gary received the Tony Salin Award for Contributions to Baseball History from the Baseball Reliquary. His book, The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of 
Baseball’s Forgotten Heroes (which he wrote, illustrated and designed) was published in 2015 by Simon & Schuster. Gary and his wife Andrea live happily in Northern Kentucky, unless they discuss the merits of the designated hitter rule.

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TERENCE MOORE

The Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King (Triumph Books)

In addition to writing his opinions as a national
columnist for Forbes.com and as an opinion page writer for CNN.com, Terence is a frequent television contributor to CNN, MSNBC, the Black News Channel and ESPN, and he runs the YouTube channel Atlanta Sports Unlimited. Since 2014, Terence has taught an upper-level journalism course at Miami (Ohio) University, his alma mater. Terence spent 25 years as a general sports columnist for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, as well as stints at the San Francisco Examiner (where he became the
first African-American to cover an NFL team on a regular basis for a major U.S. newspaper when he took over the Oakland Raiders beat in 1980)and Cincinnati Enquirer, and has held positions with AOL Sports, Sports on Earth and MLB.com. 

Twitter: @TMooreSports

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DAN GOOD

Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids that Changed Baseball Forever (Abrams Press)

Dan Good is a news journalist turned book writer and ghostwriter who has worked for the New York Daily News, New York Post, ABC News and NBC News. He spent a decade researching and writing Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever (Abrams Press, May 2022), a biography detailing the fascinating and tragic life of the 1996 NL MVP. He lives outside of New York City with his wife and son and enjoys collecting baseball cards.

 
Twitter: @Dgood73
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PETER DREIER

Baseball Rebels: The Players, People, and Social Movements That Shook Up the Game and Changed America (University of Nebraska)

Major League Rebels: Baseball Battles Over Workers' Rights and American Empire (Rowman & Littlefield)

Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He writes regularly about politics, activism and baseball for The Nation, Huffington Post, Jacobin, American Prospect, Talking Points Memo, Daily Beast and Dissent, and writes occasional op-ed columns for the New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times. His articles have appeared in NINE, Baseball Research Journal and the Society for American Baseball Research. His  previous books include The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books) and The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (University of California Press). He has appeared on Bill Moyers, Rachel Maddow, Tavis Smiley, CSPAN’s Book TV, and Bill O’Reilly’s TV shows. 

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ROBERT ELIAS

Baseball Rebels: The Players, People, and Social Movements That Shook Up the Game and Changed America (University of Nebraska)

Major League Rebels: Baseball Battles Over Workers' Rights and American Empire (Rowman & Littlefield)

Robert Elias is a Professor of Politics, Dean’s Scholar and Founding Director of the Legal Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. He's taught previously at McGill University, University of California-Berkeley, Tufts University, University of Maryland and Penn State. His articles have appeared in NINE, Jacobin, Pacific Historical Review, The Progressive, Washington Post and Minneapolis Review of Baseball. His baseball books include The Empire Strikes Out, The Deadly Tools of Ignorance and Baseball and the American Dream. His other books include The Politics of Victimization, Victims Still, Rethinking Peace, Victims of the System, and The Peace Resource Book.

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JOHN ROSENGREN

Classic Baseball: Timeless Tales, Immortal Moments (Rowman & Littlefield)

John Rosengren is a SABR member with an MFA in creative writing. A Pulitzer nominee, he has written articles for The Atavist, The Atlantic, GQ, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post Magazine, among others. He has authored 10 books, including Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, and The Fight of their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Roseboro Turned Baseball’s Ugliest Brawl into a Story of Forgiveness and Redemption. 

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MARK ARMOUR

Intentional Balk: Baseball's Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating (Clyde Hill)

Mark Armour has authored or co-authored seven books of baseball history. The founder and long-time director (2002-2016) of SABR's BioProject and the founder of SABR's Baseball Cards Committee, Mark has received several of SABR's most prestigious awards for his research. He has collaborated with the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Player's Association, written for Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs, NINE, and The National Pastime Museum, and has spoken all over the country on baseball topics. His latest book, with Dan Levitt, is Intentional Balk, on the history of baseball and cheating.  He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with Jane, Maya, Drew, Nakita and Ivy.

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Twitter: @MarkArmour04

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DAN LEVITT

Intentional Balk: Baseball's Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating (Clyde Hill)

Daniel R. Levitt is the author of several award-winning books and numerous essays. He is a regular speaker at baseball conferences and has made occasional appearances on the MLB Network. Dan has won SABR’s Bob Davids Award for his contributions to the society and baseball, and its Henry Chadwick Award for baseball research. He is the co-chair of SABR'39;s Business of Baseball committee.

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KOSTYA KENNEDY

True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson(St. Martin's Press)

Kostya Kennedy is an editorial director at Dotdash Meredith and a former senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He has written for The New York Times, Time, FiveThirtyEight.com and The New Yorker. Along with 2022’s True, he is the author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports, and Pete Rose: An American Dilemma (each of which received the CASEY Award), as well as Lasting Impact: One Team, One Season. What Happens When Our Sons Play Football. He has taught at Columbia and NYU and appears as a guest analyst on the MLB Network.  He lives with his wife and children in New York.

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SCOTT LONGERT

Victory on Two Fronts: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball Through the World War II Era (Ohio University Press)

Scott is a retired park ranger from the National Park Service. He has authored six books on
Cleveland baseball history, from a biography of Cy Young to the World War II years and beyond. Scott has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, most recently on the forthcoming documentary, War on the Diamond, an in depth look at the rivalry between the Cleveland Indians/Guardians and the New York Yankees. 

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JASON CANNON

Charlie Murphy: The Iconoclastic Showman Behind the Chicago Cubs(University of Nebraska)

Jason briefly worked in collegiate sports information before turning to teaching (middle school!)and writing. His articles have appeared in NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture. He

currently lives in Colorado with his wife and rotund puggle. Charlie Murphy is his first book.

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STEVEN GOLDMAN

Baseball's Brief Lives: Player Stories Inspired by the Infinite Inning (Baseball Prospectus and FTG Publishing)

Steven Goldman is the host of the Infinite Inning podcast, current consulting editor and former editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus, the author of Forging Genius: The Making of Casey Stengel, and the editor and coauthor of numerous other books, including multiple volumes of the bestselling Baseball Prospectus annual. His work has appeared in publications from the Village Voice to The Daily Beast. He resides in New Jersey with his family, three cats and an unmanageable number of books.

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CLAYTON TRUTOR

Loserville: How Professional Sports Remade Atlanta
(University of Nebraska)

Clayton Trutor teaches US History at Norwich University in Vermont. He holds a PhD in US History from Boston College, and writes about college football and basketball for SB Nation. He is the Vermont state chairman of SABR.

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CHRIS LAMB

Stolen Dreams: The 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars and Little League Baseball's Civil War (University of Nebraska)

Chris Lamb is a teacher, historian, satirist, columnist and the author of 12 books, most of them about sports, race and the media, including Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate
Baseball; From Jack Johnson to LeBron James: Essays on Sports, Media, and the Color Line;
and Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training. His articles and columns have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA
Today, The Undefeated, Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Times, Salon, ESPN.com, and New
Republic.com. He is chairman of the Journalism and Public Relations Department at Indiana
University- Indianapolis.

Twitter: @16campaignbites

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MARTIN GITLIN

The Saga of Sudden Sam: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Sam McDowell (Rowman & Littlefield)

Martin covered the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns extensively for the Cleveland News-Herald and CBSsports.com before turning his attention to book writing. He has won more than 45 awards as a sportswriter, including first place for general excellence for his coverage of the 1995 World Series. He has completed a series of MLB franchise history books for Rowman & Littlefield, including books on the Indians/Guardians, Mets, Cubs and Red Sox. Books on the history of the Tigers and Yankees will be released on June 1.

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ANDY McCUE

Stumbling Around the Bases: The American League's Mismanagement in the Expansion Eras (University of Nebraska)

Andy McCue’s Mover and Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion won the 2015 Seymour Medal for the best book of baseball history or biography. He is also the author of Baseball by the Books: A History and Complete Bibliography of Baseball Fiction and of the current Stumbling Around the Bases: The American League’s Mismanagement in the Expansion Eras. A former business reporter, editor and columnist, he also served as the President of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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JUDITH HILTNER

Red Barber: The Life and Legacy of a Broadcasting Legend (University of Nebraska)

Dr. Judith R. (Judy) Hiltner received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from the University of
Maryland. She has taught at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, where she also chaired the Department of Literature and Languages. She later chaired the Department of English at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, before serving as founding Director of the university's interdisciplinary Honors Program. She has published two books on the poetry of Philip Freneau, and a range of articles on American fiction
and poetry. She also co-authored, “Super Frustration Sunday: The Day Fantasy Baseball Died,” the first study
to examine the rhetorical strategies of online fantasy baseball players. 

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JAMES WALKER

Red Barber: The Life and Legacy of a Broadcasting Legend (University of Nebraska)

Dr. James R. (Jim) Walker began his career as the producer/host of a daily television program at Penn State University's PBS station. His Ph.D. is in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. He has taught at the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Memphis and Saint Xavier University, where he is now an Emeritus Professor of Communication. He is a past
Executive Director of the International Association for Communication and Sport. Walker has written about baseball and the electronic media for four decades, authoring six books and dozens of scholarly articles. 

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DOUG WEDGE

Pinnacle on the Mound: Cy Young Award Winners Talk Baseball (Rowman & Littlefield)

Doug Wedge is a writer and attorney. He is the author of three baseball history books, Pinnacle on the Mound:  Cy Young Award Winners Talk Baseball as well as The Cy Young Catcher with Charlie O’Brien and Baseball in Alabama: Tales of Hardball in the Heart of Dixie. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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PHILIP LEE

Black Stats Matter: Integrating Negro League Numbers into Major League Records (McFarland, 2022)

Philip Lee worked with children for 23 years before trying his hand at professional authorship. He holds four University diplomas, including degrees in History and Education, and has undertaken freelance projects ranging from teaching chess to serving as tenor soloist on a choral tour of China. Black Stats Matter is his first book.

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PAUL ARON

The Lineup: Ten Books That Changed Baseball (McFarland)

Paul Aron is an editor and writer for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He was previously a reporter for The Virginia Gazette and an editor at Doubleday and an executive editor at Simon and Schuster. His previous books include American Stories, Founding Feuds, Why the Turkey
Didn’t Fly, We Hold These Truths, Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?, Count the Ways, Unsolved
Mysteries of History, and Unsolved Mysteries of American History.


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ROSILYN STEARNS-BROWN

Fans Called Him "Turkey," I Called Him Dad (McFarland)

Rosilyn Stearnes-Brown, the eldest daughter of Norman Thomas “Turkey” Stearnes, has authored two previous manuscripts about her father, a Hall of Fame Negro Leaguer.Her first, “Home Run Turkey,” is a children's book. Her second, “For the Love of the Game,” is a musical about her father and fellow NegroLeagues greats Satchel Paige, Buck Leonard, Cool “Papa” Bell, Josh Gibson, Pee Wee Butts andher uncle, Double Duty Radcliffe. Rosilyn retired in 2011 after serving as an educator in the Detroit Public Schools for 13 years and,earlier, as a supervisor during a 27-year career with the Michigan Bell Telephone Company. A professional vocalist and choral director, Stearnes-Brown annually sings the National Anthem as an a cappella duet with her sister Joyce Stearnes Thompson at Comerica Park during Negro Leagues Weekend.

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RICK VAUGHN

100 Years of Baseball on St. Petersburg's Waterfront: How the Game Helped Shape a City (Arcadia Publishing)

Rick Vaughn is a veteran in the sports communications field, having served more than 30 years with the Baltimore Orioles, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Washington Redskins. He served as the lead PR executive for the closing of Baltimore’s beloved Memorial Stadium and the opening of the iconic Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the launch of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ expansion franchise and traveled to Japan with the 2002 MLB All-Star team and to Cuba with the Rays in 2016. He is presently the executive director of Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation. He and his wife, Sue reside in Palm Harbor, Florida.

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JIM ALEXANDER

Dodgers! An Informal History from Flatbush to Chavez Ravine (McFarland)

Jim Alexander has been chronicling sports in Southern California for nearly 50 years, and has covered the Dodgers as a beat writer and columnist since 1978. He’s the lead sports columnist for the Southern California News Group, a group of 11 newspapers that includes the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register. Jim’s reporting forms the basis for the more recent chapters of his book, which spans the history of the Dodgers franchise, from its beginnings in 1883 as an amateur ballclub in Brooklyn to the conclusion of the 2021 season.

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JOHN CAIRNEY

Field of Magic: Baseball's Superstitions, Curses and Taboos(McFarland)

John Cairney is a professor, head of school and sport tragic whose love of baseball began sitting in the cheap seats at Exhibition Stadium watching his beloved Toronto Blue Jays. In 2020, he moved his family from Ontario to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, where he continues to root for the Blue Jays, and also the Brisbane Bandits, the local Australian Baseball League team. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he is the author of more than 300 journal articles, plus three books that have nothing to do with baseball.

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ALAN HIRSCH

Baseball's Most Bizarre Plays: A Roster of the Odd, the Improbable, and the Downright Confounding in Major League History (McFarland)

Alan Hirsch, chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at William College, has written numerous books and been published in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday and Village Voice, among many others. He is co-author of The Beauty of Short Hops: How Chance and Circumstance Confounds the Moneyball Approach to Baseball. Alan also wrote a weekly sports column for Frumforum, David Frum's website.

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2021 AUTHORS

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DEVIN GORDON

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.

@DevinGordonX

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ANDREW MARANISS

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.

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ERIK SHERMAN

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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Twitter: @byErikSherman

Instagram: @ErikSherman9

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DAN EPSTEIN

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.

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DAVE JORDAN

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.

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ANDREW FORBES

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.

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IG: @utilityofboredom

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LINCOLN MITCHELL

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.

 

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@LincolnMitchell

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STEVE STEINBERG

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.

 

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JIM LEEKE

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.

 

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FRANK GURIDY

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. 

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Instagram: @fguridy

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GREG LARSON

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.

 

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JEREMY BEER

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. 

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DON ZMINDA

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.

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LUKE EPPLIN

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.

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ANDY MARTINO

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.

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LAWRENCE BALDASSARO

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).

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ANDREA WILLIAMS

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.

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DAN TAYLOR

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.

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TONY CASTRO

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."

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TIM WENDEL

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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@Tim_Wendel

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ROCCO CONSTANTINO

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.

@OfficialMLBRFC

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ROBERT WHITING

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. 

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E. ETHELBERT MILLER

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.

Twitter: @ethelbertpoet

Instagram: @eugeneethelbertmiller

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BRYAN SODERHOLM-DIFATTE

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.

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GAYLON WHITE

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.

@Gaylon White

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THOM HENNINGER

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. 

Twitter: @Thom Henninger 

Facebook: thomhenningerauthor 

2020 AUTHORS

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JASON TURBOW

Jason is the bestselling author of They Bled Blue; Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic; and The Baseball Codes. He is a contributor to publications including The New York Times, Wired and Sports Illustrated.

 

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BRAD BALUKJIAN

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.

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@waxpackbook

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ANIKA ORROCK

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.

www.anikaorrock.com

Instagram: @anikadrawls
Twitter: @anikadrawls
Facebook: artofanika

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ERIC NUSBAUM

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.

 

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EMILY NEMENS

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. 

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Twitter/IG: @emilynemens

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TYLER KEPNER

Tyler Kepner is the national baseball writer for The New York Times. He joined The Times in 2000 and covered the Mets for two seasons, then covered the Yankees from 2002 to 2009.

 

@TylerKepner

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MITCH NATHANSON

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.

www.mitchellnathanson.com

@MitchNathanson

Facebook: mitchell.nathanson.7

 

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D.B. FIRSTMAN

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.

www.valueoverreplacementgrit.com

@dianagram

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DALE TAFOYA

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.

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JARED DIAMOND

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.

 

@jareddiamond

@30newsletter

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JOAN RYAN

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.

 

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@joanryan

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JOHN SHEA

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.

 

@JohnSheaHey

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JACOB KORNHAUSER

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.

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RALPH CARHART

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.  

 

www.thehallball.com

@ralphcarhart

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KAT WILLIAMS

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. 

williamskath@marshall.edu
@tellagirlshecan
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MARK C. HEALEY

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.

Twitter: @MarkCHealey 

Instagram: @heals9

 

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CHRIS HAFT

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. 

@goodforball

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BRIAN WRIGHT

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.

@BrianWright86

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ADAM MacKINNON

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.

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JON PESSAH

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.

@JonPessah

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DANNY GALLAGHER

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.

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BILL NOWLIN

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.

@RounderRedSox

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DAN SCHLOSSBERG

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.

 

@Braves1

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JIM OVERMYER

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.

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ROB FITTS

Rob Fitts is the author of five books on Japanese baseball, most recently Issei Baseball: The Story of the First Japanese American Ballplayers (University of Nebraska). Fitts is the founder of SABR’s Asian Baseball Committee and recipient of the society’s 2013 Seymour Medal for Best Baseball Book of 2012, for Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan. His work has appeared in Nine, the Baseball Research Journal, Sports Collectors Digest and on MLB.com. He has a Ph.d. in archaeology from Brown University.

www.RobFitts.com

@robfitts

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TODD RADOM

Todd is an independent graphic designer specializing in branding for professional sports franchises and events. His three decades of work with the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball and other professional sports leagues have resulted in some of the most familiar icons of our popular culture. A native New Yorker, Todd is the author of “Winning Ugly: A Visual History of Baseball’s Most Unique Uniforms,” and co-author of “Fabric of the Game: The Stories Behind the NHL’s Names, Logos, and Uniforms.”

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Twitter: @ToddRadom
Instagram: @toddradom