John Thorn, Official Baseball Historian for Major League Baseball
Join John Thorn for the re-release of his classic The Hidden Game of Baseball (March 2015). [Books will be available for sale].
From Thorn: "Stats are great for analyzing the game but lousy for writing about it. In today’s baseball writing I miss the wink and the nudge of a Barnum or the tall-tale bluster of a Davy Crockett; lying has left the sports page for the front page and both are worse off. For this I could blame Bill James, Pete Palmer, and maybe myself a little too."