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Joe Distelheim is a retired newspaper editor whose career included stints as sports editor of The Charlotte Observer and Detroit Free Press. He co-authored Cubs: From Tinker to Banks to Sandberg to Today.

Recently:   Get Your Opening Day Results Here — March 27, 2020

Jason teaches high school English, writes fiction, runs a small writing program and writes about education and literature. He also writes for Redleg Nation and both writes and edits for The Hardball Times. Follow him on Twitter @JasonLinden, visit his website or email him here.

Recently:   Opening Day Delayed: Care for Your Roses — March 26, 2020

Andrew Forbes is the author of the story collections Lands and Forests (Invisible Publishing, 2019) and What You Need (2015), 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 Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays (2016), as well as the forthcoming The Only Way is the Steady Way: Ichiro, Baseball, and the Rest of It (3/2021). Forbes lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

Recently:   A Means of Coping — March 25, 2020

Phillip Tutor is a newspaper columnist in Anniston, Alabama. He blogs about baseball at On Twitter: @ThePhillipTutor

Recently:   A Ballpark and a History Worth Remembering — March 24, 2020

Sean Roberts writes mostly about the Brewers at Sausage Racing Form. You can find him on twitter at @sean_hq or at

Recently:   Finding a Team to Watch Without Baseball — March 23, 2020

Greg has been a writer and editor for The Hardball Times since 2010. In his dreams, he's the second coming of Ozzie Smith. Please don't wake him up.

Recently:   Schedule Options: Let’s Hope They Are Needed — March 20, 2020

Frank Jackson writes about baseball, film and history, sometimes all at once. He has has visited 54 major league parks, many of which are still in existence.

Recently:   ’42 AL All-Stars Do Double Duty — March 19, 2020

Bruce Markusen has authored seven baseball books, including biographies of Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda and Ted Williams, and A Baseball Dynasty: Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, which was awarded SABR's Seymour Medal.

Recently:   Ted Simmons and the Bizarre Brawl — March 17, 2020

David Kagan is a physics professor at CSU Chico, and the self-proclaimed "Einstein of the National Pastime." Visit his website, Major League Physics, and follow him on Twitter @DrBaseballPhD.

Matt Greene teaches writing in Appalachia. Other sports bickering can be found in the Pacific Northwest Inlander, and his fiction has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from DIAGRAM, Moss, Santa Monica Review, and Spillway.

Recently:   Baseball as Panopticon — March 12, 2020

Ryan Corkrean is a nerd about all things, but baseball in particular. He often becomes emotional while watching Mike Trout's plate appearances.

Recently:   Have the Twins Found an Ace in Kenta Maeda? — March 11, 2020

A writer for The Hardball Times, Shane has been writing about baseball and science fiction since 1997. His stories have been translated into French, Russian and Japanese, and he was nominated for the 2002 Hugo Award.

Recently:   Six Modest Proposals: A Reply to Rob Manfred — March 9, 2020

Ryan is a lover of birds and all things minor. He writes for Blue Jays Nation dot com.

Recently:   I Want It That Way — March 5, 2020

Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental College. He is the author of several books, including The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (2012), Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century (3rd edition, 2014), and We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism, American Style (2020). His next book, Baseball Rebels: The Reformers and Radicals Who Shook Up the Game and Changed America, coauthored with Rob Elias, will be published by University of Nebraska Press in 2021.

Recently:   Johnny Antonelli and Me — March 3, 2020

writer, civil servant, yankee fan from birth

Recently:   It’s February — February 28, 2020

You can find Alexandra Simon ranting about things at @catswithbats, and tweeting about the Tigers on @glasshalffulmer.

Recently:   Retroactive Review: Night Game — February 27, 2020

John Paschal is a regular contributor to The Hardball Times and The Hardball Times Baseball Annual.

Matt writes for FanGraphs and The Hardball Times, and models arbitration salaries for MLB Trade Rumors. Follow him on Twitter @Matt_Swa.

Recently:   Fixing MLB’s Playoff Structure Overhaul — February 18, 2020

Recently:   Baseball as Workplace Documentary — February 13, 2020

Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

Recently:   Aging Curves Revisited: Damn Strikeouts — February 12, 2020

Kyle Lobner has written about major and minor league baseball since 2008 for websites and organizations including Brew Crew Ball, Shepherd Express, and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Recently:   Bases Loaded, Nobody Out — What Happens Next? — January 30, 2020

Allison McCague is a Science Fellow with the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University working in the New Jersey state government. She has a PhD in Human Genetics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. An avid Mets fan, she writes and podcasts about Mets baseball for Amazin' Avenue.

Recently:   Baseball’s Crisis of Faith — January 21, 2020

Kyle Jones is a husband, father, Twins fan, and physician, in that order. He practices as a family physician and teaches at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is the author of Fallible: a memoir of a young physician’s struggle with mental illness, and he thinks the 1991 World Series may be the pinnacle of all existence. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter @kbjones11.

Recently:   Baseball as Therapy — January 14, 2020

Lauren Walker is quite tall.

Recently:   Baseball Could Go to the Dogs — January 9, 2020

Adam Dorhauer grew up a third-generation Cardinals fan in Missouri, and now lives in Ohio. His writing on baseball focuses on the history of the game, as well as statistical concepts as they apply to baseball. Visit his website, 3-D Baseball.

Recently:   Best Wishes, Richie Garcia — January 7, 2020

Dustin Nosler is a writer at Dodgers Digest, co-host of the Dugout Blues podcast and a wearer of many hats for FanGraphs and The Hardball TImes. Follow him on Twitter @DustinNosler.

Tom is a freelance sportswriter based in southeastern Massachusetts who has covered professional baseball since 2013. He has written for ESPN, The Boston Globe, Newsday, USA Today, and many other outlets.

Recently:   The Many Non-Successes of the Rule 5 Draft — December 6, 2019

Henry is a very-part-time baseball writer whose past work has appeared at Beyond the Box Score and Baseball Prospectus. Find him on Twitter @henrydruschel, and find his other writing at

Recently:   The Woman Who Struck Out Babe Ruth — November 25, 2019

Miriam Zuo is a die-hard Astros fan who also likes learning about social sciences through books and podcasts.

Recently:   Putting the “Play” Back in “Play Ball” — November 18, 2019

Alex is based in New York and writes about music, baseball, and urban issues (though not necessarily at the same time). He co-hosts the baseball podcast Tipping Pitches, which can be found on iTunes or on Twitter @tipping_pitches.

Recently:   Through the Looking Glassdoor — November 11, 2019

Eli Ben-Porat is a Senior Manager of Reporting & Analytics for Rogers Communications. The views and opinions expressed herein are his own. He builds data visualizations in Tableau, and builds baseball data in Rust. Follow him on Twitter @EliBenPorat, however you may be subjected to (polite) Canadian politics.

Recently:   Can Statcast Project a Female Position Player? — November 6, 2019

Recently:   Hinch Didn’t Blow It – The Nats Won It — November 5, 2019

Recently:   NASA, the Astros, and a Dream of the Future — October 23, 2019

Recently:   Impossible Dreams — October 17, 2019

Gideon is a third year student at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Before his graduate school days, he was a writer and editor at Blue Jays Plus and Baseball Prospectus Toronto. He can be reached via email at gideon.s.turk [at]

Recently:   Stepping Up to the Plate — October 14, 2019

Isaac Levy-Rubinett is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. His work has been published at The Ringer and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Recently:   Seven Innings? Seven Innings! — October 11, 2019

Kamila Hinkson is a journalist at CBC Montreal. But above all, she is an avid baseball fan. 

Huge baseball fan. Lover of minor leagues and sabermetics. Blogger. I wake up everyday waiting for baseball to start.

Zachary Hayes is a graduate student at Brown University specializing in sports, analytics, culture, and society. Follow him on Twitter @PineTarKeyboard, or contact him here.

Mark Pelesh was an executive with a nonprofit organization and attorney in Washington, DC. He saw his first baseball game at Griffith Stadium in 1961 -- the Washington Senators (2nd edition) v. Kansas City Athletics. He was a light-hitting shortstop, but good with the glove.

Recently:   Ending the LaRussa Orthodoxy: Part 2 — September 4, 2019

Recently:   Should We Always Deride the Donut? — August 23, 2019

Journalist, author, Indians fan.

Recently:   How Cleveland and New Orleans Almost Shared a Team — August 22, 2019

Jon is the author of "Iron: Kettlebell and Body Weight Training 101" and "The Push-Up: Your Secret Weapon in Attaining Total Body Functional Strength" as well as several peer-reviewed articles in the fields of biomechanics and physiology. In 2017, he switched to writing about baseball to save his wife and Australian Shepherds from being the only beings subject to his droning about the Yankees. You can follow and reach him at and @thetrainingrim on Twitter.

Recently:   Catfish and Me — August 16, 2019

Graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Stringer for the Associated Press. Feature writer for Baseball Prospectus. Co-founder of Prospects Live. Aspiring baseball scribe.

Recently:   How a Gyroscopic Slider Remade Luke Jackson — July 18, 2019

Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications (2015). She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays. Sandra’s baseball poems appear widely in Baseball Prospectus, Hobart, Poet Lore, Blackbird, The McNeese Review, and elsewhere. Her prose on the game can be found at Barrelhouse, Entropy, and Pleiades. She is currently writing a book of poems about the Chicago Cubs, listening to baseball on the radio, and going to games with Dad. Sandy earned an MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from George Mason University and now serves as the Coordinator of Tutoring Services at the College of DuPage in the Chicagoland area.

Recently:   A Bursting Beat: Excerpts from Aisle 228 — July 16, 2019

Creg Stephenson has written about sports, mostly college football, for a variety of publications since 1994.

Paul Moehringer is a data analyst, a SABR member and inventor of the Pyramid Rating System; originally from Mount Olive, NJ, now living in Westwood, MA. Follow him on Twitter @PMoehringer.

Joe George's writing about movies, literature, comics, and theology has appeared at sites such as Think Christian,, Bloody Disgusting, and Fathom Magazine. He collects his work at and tweets nonsense from @jageorgeii.

Mike is a contributor to The Hardball Times, FanGraphs Community Research, and SB Nation's The Bird Writes.

Recently:   In Everybody Wants Some!!, Less Baseball is More — June 26, 2019

Jason Themanson is a professor of psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University. He is an active research in the areas of sport, social, and cognitive psychology and neuroscience. You can reach him on twitter at @jason_themanson. The views, opinions, and analyses expressed here are his own.

Recently:   The Psychology of Walks and Singles — June 19, 2019

I am a lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates fan, and I just want to say that Sid Bream was safe. I learned about baseball from the rabid fans around me, and I never lost my love for the sport. I'm a writer by trade, but a catcher at heart. Want to chat? Find me on Twitter at @LyndaWrites. Always open to some baseball--or writing--chat!

Recently:   Keeping the Score — June 13, 2019

I write stories. Many of them are about baseball. When I was little, I successfully lobbied my dad to shave his facial hair like Ryan Klesko. I have said some words on Twitter and Medium at @raleighmccool.

Recently:   Roll With It: The Dice Baseball League — June 12, 2019

Collin has a career in data analysis and he freelances on the side for his sports blog,, where they look to find the unique, behind the scenes stories in sports. The goal is not to just know Brewers baseball, but to know the Brewers/Milwaukee culture in one of the fastest growing sports markets in the country.

Recently:   The Northwoods League Has Something to Offer — May 29, 2019

Evan Boyd is a research analyst at STATS LLC. You can follow his baseball and college basketball analysis at @EvanBoydSTATS. Any views and opinions expressed are his own.

Recently:   Franmil Reyes and the Rise of the Solo Shot — May 6, 2019

Jon is a certified personal trainer with Masters of Sport Science degrees in Sports Coaching and Sport Studies emphasizing baseball and sport psychology. Follow him on twitter @welterj3.

Recently:   Reimagining the MLB Draft — April 23, 2019

Co-Founder, @TheIXNewsletter. Editor-in-Chief, @HighPostHoops. Senior Writer/Editor/Author of four books on baseball, including The Baseball Talmud and The Cardinals Way.

Recently:   The State of Pitchers Hitting — April 17, 2019

Jennifer is a computer science Ph.D. student at Princeton University.

Recently:   On Robot Umps and Dennis Eckersley — March 26, 2019

Brian Menendez is a senior writer for DRaysBay of SBNation. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is the star pitcher of his local men's baseball league. You can find him on Twitter as @briantalksbsb.

Recently:   The All Scott Boras Contract Team — March 21, 2019

Reuben Walker is based in Berlin and uses baseball immersion to stay connected with the wonderful people he's met along the way. He has a degree in physics (but many more in music), teaches, performs, and coaches.

Recently:   Making Max Kepler: Baseball in Germany — March 19, 2019

Marc Normandin is the former MLB Editor of SB Nation, and currently writes a newsletter on baseball’s labor issues and more for Patreon subscribers. His baseball writing has appeared at Deadspin, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Sports on Earth, and Baseball Prospectus.

Recently:   Welcome to the Spring Training Tournament — March 4, 2019

Dave Parker was a seven-time All-Star over his 19-year career. Parker won two batting titles and the 1978 MVP, as well as two World Series rings, as a member of the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1989 Oakland A's. His upcoming memoir, Cobra, written with Dave Jordan and published by University of Nebraska Press, is due for release in 2020.

Recently:   The Cobra Playlist — February 13, 2019

Alex is a writer for The Hardball Times, and is an enterprise account executive for The Washington Post.

John LaRue is a graphic designer, former minor league baseball media relations director, and data visualization enthusiast. His work has been featured in The Best American Infographics 2013 and I Love Charts: The Book. Follow him on Twitter @tdylf.

Chris Gigley is a freelance writer who has written for a number of Major League team publications, as well as Baseball America and ESPN the Magazine. Follow him on Instagram @cgigley and Twitter @cgigley.

Recently:   Fruitful Franchise: The Savannah Bananas — June 22, 2018

Jack Moore's work can be seen at VICE Sports and anywhere else you're willing to pay him to write. Buy his e-book.

Recently:   The Rise of the New Fireman, Josh Hader — May 17, 2018

Jon Roegele is a baseball analyst and writer for The Hardball Times. He was nominated for a SABR Analytics Conference Research Award in 2014 and 2015. Follow him on Twitter @MLBPlayerAnalys.

Recently:   10 Interesting Facts About Tommy John Surgery — April 18, 2018

Stacey Gotsulias is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on, USA Today online and FanRag Sports. She currently writes for Baseball Prospectus and is an author of The Hardball Times. Follow her on Twitter @StaceGots.

Recently:   Random Box Score: July 10, 1979 — April 12, 2018

Dave Studeman was called a "national treasure" by Rob Neyer. Seriously. Follow his sporadic tweets @dastudes.

Recently:   A New Classic in Sabermetric Literature — October 4, 2017

Paul Swydan used to be the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for and The Boston Globe. Now, he owns The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Acton, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan. Follow the store @SilUnicornActon.

Recently:   Changes at The Hardball Times — September 6, 2017

Bill leads Predictive Modeling and Data Science consulting at Gallup. In his free time, he writes for The Hardball Times, speaks about baseball research and analytics, has consulted for a Major League Baseball team, and has appeared on MLB Network's Clubhouse Confidential as well as several MLB-produced documentaries. He is also the creator of the baseballr package for the R programming language. Along with Jeff Zimmerman, he won the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis. Follow him on Twitter @BillPetti.

David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

Patrick Dubuque is a wastrel and a general layabout. Many of the sites he has written for are now dead. Follow him on Twitter @euqubud.

Recently:   Byron McLaughlin Avoids the Tag — June 22, 2016

Chris works in economic development by day, but spends most of his nights thinking about baseball. He writes for Pinstripe Pundits, FanGraphs and The Hardball Times. He's also on the twitter machine: @_chris_mitchell None of the views expressed in his articles reflect those of his daytime employer.

Bobby Mueller has been a Pittsburgh Pirates fan as far back as the 1979 World Series Championship team ("We R Fam-A-Lee!"). He suffered through the 1980s, then got a reprieve in the early 1990s, only to be crushed by Francisco Cabrera in 1992. After a 20-year stretch of losing seasons, things are looking up for Bobby’s Pirates. His blog can be found at and he tweets at


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John McMurray chairs both the Deadball Era Committee and the Oral History Committee for the Society for American Baseball Research. He is also a past chair of SABR's Ritter Award subcommittee, which recognizes the best book set primarily in the Deadball Era published during the year prior.


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