Selected Writing

Book Reviews

Mitch Nathanson's "Bouton--The Life of a Baseball Original", April 30. 2020. Personal blog.

Charles Leerhsen's "Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty", February 5, 2016. Personal blog.

Paul Hensler's The American League in Transition, 1965-75, in Trey Strecker (editor), NINE: A Journal of Baseball History, Vol. 22, No. 1  (Nebraska, 2014).

Jane Leavy's The Lost Boy, in Trey Strecker (editor), NINE: A Journal of Baseball History, Vol. 20, No. 1  (Nebraska, 2012).

Joe Posnanski's The Machine, in Trey Strecker (editor), NINE: A Journal of Baseball History, Vol. 18, No. 2  (Nebraska, 2010).

William's Rycek's The Amazin' Mets and The Yankeees of the Early 1960s, in Trey Strecker (editor), NINE: A Journal of Baseball History, Vol. 17, No. 2  (Nebraska, 2009).

Judith Testa's Sal Maglie in Trey Strecker (editor), NINE: A Journal of Baseball History, Vol. 17, No. 1.  (Nebraska, 2008).


The Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) was founded in 1971 and remains the premier organization for fans, historians and researchers. It is free to all who love baseball. For more information about joining, please click the link to the left.

Most of my SABR articles can be found by clicking HERE.

Love of the Game Auctions

I wrote the story of the seven World Series that matched the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers to go with their sale of tickets from each of the 44 games. A fun project, and the catalog was gorgeously put together.


As part of the union's commemoration of their 50th anniversary in 2016, Dan Levitt and I created a timeline history of the Association for their website and their anniversary publication. I also wrote two other articles for their publication, on the MLBPA's licensing program and on baseball cards.

Mark Armour

Articles or Chapters

"Littleball: Are the A's Equipped to Succeed in October," republished in The Best of Baseball Prospectus, December 2011.

"Misplaced Priorities," in Maple Street Press Red Sox Annual 2010.

“No Cigar--The '49 Red Sox Are a Team to Remember," in Maple Street Press Red Sox Annual 2009.

“Anatomy of a Collapse: The 1978 Red Sox Re-examined,” in Maple Street Press Red Sox Annual 2008.

“Joe Cronin: The Story Behind the #4 on the Right Field Façade”, in Maple Street Press Red Sox Annual 2007.

“The Year After: The Red Sox in 1968, 1976, 1987, and 2005”, in Maple Street Press Red Sox Annual 2006.

“Boston Red Sox” in Baseball Prospectus Annual 2006.

“Boston Red Sox” in Baseball Prospectus Annual 2004.

The National Pastime Museum

Although the web site has shut down, all of the stories I wrote for them have been moved to my personal blog.  You can see them all here.

Personal Blog

The Baseball Cards of Willie Mays, May 6, 2020.

1978 Red Sox, July 5, 2018.

Jim Bouton and Me, July 4, 2017.

9 and 4, June 20, 2017. (Excerpt from Joe Cronin on night Cronin and Ted Williams numbers were retired.)

Penelope, August 3, 2016.  (The film, and a great discovery.)

Opening Day, April 4, 2016.

Selected Web Articles

Celebrating Baseball's Centennial,  The Hardball Times, May 20, 2019.

Where Have You Gone, Rance Mulliniks?  The Hardball Times, July 10. 2018.

A series on baseball's Collective Bargaining Agreement (with Dan Levitt), The Hardball Times, November, 2016.

Pennants Pursued, The Hardball Times, October 6, 2015. ​(With Dan Levitt) 

Front Offices More Aggressive Than Ever in Looking For an Edge, Huffington Post, April 6, 2015. ​(With Dan Levitt) 

The 2015 Season Preview in Pursuing Pennants, The Hardball Times, April 1, 2015. ​(With Dan Levitt) 

Baseball Ops--Welcome to the Evolution, Our Game, March 22, 2015. (With Dan Levitt) 

Harmon Killebrew and “Versatility”.  Baseball Analysts, 07/13/2011.

How to Score More Runs? Play the Best Hitters.  Baseball Analysts, 04/26/2010.

In Defense of the Hall of Fame.  Baseball Analysts, 1/10/2008.

No-longer Lovable Sox.  Baseball Analysts, 10/25/2007.

An Ode to Sport.  Baseball Analysts, 04/12/2007.

The Rise and Fall of Artificial Turf.  Baseball Analysts, 04/27/2006.

The Yankees and the First Free Agent Market.  Baseball Analysts, 06/02/2005.

Trading a Superstar.  Baseball Prospectus, 01/16/2004.

The Brothers Parrott.  Oregon Stadium Campaign.  01/12/2004.

They Wuz Robbed.  Baseball Prospectus, 09/05/2003.

Damned Yankees.  Baseball Prospectus, 08/11/2003.

Mashing in Beantown.  Baseball Prospectus, 07/02/2003.

Littleball.  Baseball Prospectus, 06/11/2003.

Hoyt Wilhelm, Starting Pitcher., 05/06/2003.

The Great Slide Backwards.  Baseball Prospectus, 04/09/2003.

The Great Leap Forward.  Baseball Prospectus, 04/02/2003.

The Impossible Dream.  Baseball Prospectus, 03/17/2003.

The Downfall of Denny McLain.  Baseball Prospectus, 02/28/2003.