Biographies

The SABR Baseball Biography Project is an ongoing effort to research and write comprehensive biographical articles on people who have made a significant contribution to the sport, whether through playing, managing or otherwise. The project is run by SABR’s BioProject Committee. The BioProject Committee has written over 2,600 biographies to date, most of which are shared in their entirety on the SABR Baseball Biography Project website.

Of these, 81 biographies are devoted to people who have spent some or all of their careers working in the media.  Seventy-three of them did so in broadcasting—28 were career broadcasters, while the other 45 were ex-players.  Only eight of the media biographies are devoted to journalists, those who have spent part or all of their baseball careers writing about the game for periodicals.

This section of the site links to those biographies on the SABR site.  We hope to host media biographies written primarily for this site at some point.  If you are interested in writing a biography of a baseball media figure, please contact us by clicking here.

Here are the links to the biographies of baseball media figures on the SABR BioProject site:

BROADCASTERS

Primarily Broadcasters:

  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Jim Britt
  • Marty Brennaman (purchase book)
  • Jack Buck
  • Bill Campbell
  • Harry Caray
  • Paul Carey
  • Ken Coleman
  • Connie Desmond
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Bob Elson
  • Earl Gillespie
  • John Gordon
  • Curt Gowdy
  • Jack Graney
  • Halsey Hall
  • Merle Harmon
  • Ernie Harwell
  • Russ Hodges
  • Ernie Johnson
  • Ray Lane
  • Arch McDonald
  • Jon Miller
  • Bill O’Donnell
  • Larry Osterman
  • Bob Prince
  • Byrum Saam
  • Vin Scully
  • Mary Shane
  • Dick Stockton
  • Chuck Thompson
  • Bob Uecker 
  • Dave Van Horne
  • Blaine Walsh

Primarily Players:

  • Richie Ashburn
  • Rex Barney
  • Steve Blass
  • Lou Boudreau
  • Jerry Buchek
  • Dave Campbell
  • Dizzy Dean
  • Jim Fanning
  • Mike Flanagan
  • Ray Fosse
  • Jimmie Foxx
  • Bill Freehan
  • Ken Harrelson
  • Mike Hegan
  • Harry Heilmann
  • Al Kaline
  • George Kell
  • Ralph Kiner
  • Nellie King
  • Tony Kubek
  • Duane Kuiper
  • Fred Lynn
  • Gus Mancuso
  • Tim McCarver
  • Frank McCormick
  • Bob Montgomery
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Jim Northrup
  • Mel Ott
  • Jim Palmer
  • Mel Parnell
  • Johnny Pesky
  • Rico Petrocelli
  • Jim Price
  • Pee Wee Reese
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Brooks Robinson
  • Ron Santo
  • Herb Score
  • Tom Seaver
  • Mike Shannon
  • Duke Snider
  • Steve Stone
  • Ron Swoboda
  • Luis Tiant
  • Pie Traynor
  • Bill White
  • Gus Zernial

 

JOURNALISTS

  • Bob Addie
  • Roger Angell
  • Lou Chapman
  • Dan Daniel
  • John F. Kieran
  • Ring Lardner
  • Fausto Miranda
  • Jake Morse
  • Tim Murnane
  • Shirley Povich
  • Red Thisted
  • Irving Vaughan (download)
  • Bob Wolf (download)

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