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Need an expert

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ColbertNation, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    I've been charged with writing a story, which I don't mind since it gets me off the desk for a spell, but one of the sources I need is a baseball historian/expert, and I don't know where to find one.
    Could anyone point me in the right direction?
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Buckweaver. On here. Seriously.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    He's quick, too.
  4. amoney

    amoney New Member



    Have experts on everything. Not just professor any more either. You will get a ton of response and most are pretty good.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Calling the Hall of Fame isn't a bad place to start, either.
  6. There is a fellow in Maryland who is with SABR. He was veryhelpful with my research on old, minor players.
    Try them. They can find someone to help.
  7. amoney

    amoney New Member

    Yep. Did a story once on Steroids and got in contact with a PR expert who represented several on the Mitchell report and gave them counsel on how to handle the situation. Since the initial poster was looking for a baseball historian I'm sure there will be a few that could get back to him.

    At worst its a good site to have in the memory and its free to sign up.
  8. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Googling "expert media contact [subject]" usually gets you at least some hits on expert guides run by various college media relations departments.

    For "expert media contact baseball history" I got...

    A couple of professors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who've written about the history of baseball (http://www4.uwm.edu/news/media/experts/?action=subject&sid=106)
  9. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    I know he is somewhat hated on here by some, but Bill James usually answers e-mails now that he is with the Red Sox. Also, check with your local SABR org.
  10. ringer

    ringer Member

    Here's a list of some other potential leads


    (note: print sources are listed first, so if you don't necessarily want an author, keep scrolling)
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    First thought I had.
  12. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    I actually went down there the other day. But I was also looking for sources not attached to the Hall of Fame or MLB.

    But thanks for everyone's help. I think it turned out OK, although at this point, I'm just glad I got it done.
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