John Thorn


Official Historian, Major League Baseball

The best part of baseball today is it?s yesterdays.

John Thorn, the Official Historian of Major League Baseball, is the author and editor of many baseball books, most recently Baseball in the Garden of Eden and First Pitch. A co-creator of the long-lived encyclopedia Total Baseball, he is a frequent media commentator on the game. Thorn lives in Catskill, New York.



Saturday, October 15

CIW Talk: Baseball & Tradition

What does America?s love of baseball say about our culture, and why does the game continue to enamor and define us? The historic Wrigley Field... read more
Speakers: John Thorn, Adrian Burgos, Jr., Bob Tewksbury, Chad Harbach, Gunny Harboe, Dave Winfield, Ernie Banks
Wrigley Field 1060 West Addison Street

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