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John Thorn, New Official Baseball Historian of MLB, to Appear Monday on “What’s On Second” Podcast

March 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

John ThornI’m pleased to announce that my friend and colleague, John Thorn, who was recently named Major League Baseball’s Official Historian, will appear on “What’s On Second: The Radio Hour” on Monday, March 7 at approximately 9:10 PM EST.  “What’s On Second” runs on Blog Talk Radio from 9:00-10:00 PM EST every Monday on the Seamheads National Podcasting Network sponsored by Big League Chew: The Ballplayers’ Bubble Gum.

Baseball in the Garden of EdenThorn is the author and editor of numerous books, including Total Baseball: The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball, Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Hidden Game of Baseball, The Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947-1957, The Armchair Book of Baseball and the soon-to-be-released Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game. He also served as the senior creative consultant for the Ken Burns documentary Baseball.

In June 2006 the Society For Baseball Research (SABR) awarded Thorn its highest award, the Bob Davids Award, which honors those whose contributions to SABR and baseball reflect the ingenuity, integrity, and self-sacrifice of the founder and past president of SABR, L. Robert “Bob” Davids. Early this week he succeeded the late Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times baseball writer Jerome Holtzman, who served as Official Baseball Historian from 1999 until his passing in 2008.

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