Freelance Writing Baseball

Baseball bat and ballA lifelong baseball fan, I am interested in the business of baseball and an amateur historian of the game.

I have written numerous articles with a baseball theme for Autograph Magazine, including:

My own collecting and historical research interests — women in baseball, specifically the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the WWII-era women’s baseball featured in the hit movie, A League Of Their Own, and Jewish baseball players — have also become fodder for several articles.

In 2003, I authored ‘Playing Baseball Was The Greatest Thing I Ever Did’: Collecting All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Autographs that was teased on the cover and published in Autograph Collector magazine. In December 2004, I contributed a story about the AAGPBL Reunion in Kalamazoo, MI. I also contributed a blurb/letter to the editor about the AAGPBL in USA Today’s Sports Weekly (then known as Baseball Weekly).

For the last several years, I have written obituaries for former AAGPBL players, several of which have been published in Sports Collectors Digest. I receive an occasional byline, but no compensation for these pieces. The task is reward in itself. I endeavor to write these articles as a tribute to the wonderful women who played in the League.

I publish www.AAGPBLcollectibles.com, a web site devoted to the collectibles and memorabilia associated with the AAGPBL and women in baseball, and www.JewishSportsCollectibles.com, a site about Jewish athletes and their memorabilia.

I am also currently researching, and slowly writing, a guide to collecting AAGPBL memorabilia and autographs and a biography of Thelma “Tiby” Eisen, one of three Jewish women who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The later is part of the AAGPBL Players Association/SABR online biographical dictionary.

I am also working on completing an article on the the 18 Most Desirable Jewish Baseball Autographs, and researching Charles Lazarus’ ownership of the Columbus baseball team in the 1890s. The latter I hope will lead to a card for Lazarus in a future release of the baseball cards produced by Jewish Major Leaguers.