I am a freelance baseball writer living in Corvallis, Oregon. In truth, for the past 30 years I have been mainly a computer professional by day, but this site is devoted to the rest of my life. I spent my childhood in Connecticut, my college years in New York and several years in Rhode Island and Massachusetts before moving to Oregon in 1993. I am now happily joined by Jane, Maya, Drew, Cassius and Ivy in the idyllic/rainy Pacific Northwest.
In 2012 the University of Nebraska Press published Pitching, Defense and Three-Run Homers, a book on the 1970 Baltimore Orioles that I co-edited. That same year, SABR published Red Sox Baseball in the Days of Ike and Elvis, a book I co-edited with Bill Nowlin. In 2010, UNP published my biography of Joe Cronin, which you can read more about by clicking on the book above. The other images are for two books I co-wrote in the past, and a more extensive list of articles I have published.
Ongoing projects include:
A book on the 1975 Cincinnati Reds will be published in the Spring of 2014.
A book with Dan Levitt (my co-author on Paths To Glory) on baseball general managers, tentatively due out in 2015.
Founder and director of the Baseball Biography Project, which aims to research, write, edit, and publish a biographical article on tens of thousands of baseball players and personages. See our web site.
Past president of Northwest Chapter of SABR (2003-2004).
Received (with Dan Levitt) the 2004 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award for the book Paths to Glory.
Received 2010 McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award for "A Tale of Two Umpires," published in Baseball Research Journal 38.
Finalist for the 2011 Seymour Medal for Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball.
Received the 2008 Bob Davids Award, given to SABR for meritorious service and research.
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