About the Author

Bob Gorman is a retired university reference librarian who has written extensively about baseball.  In 2003 he won the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award for his article, “Foul Play: Fan Fatalities in Twentieth-Century Organized Ball.”  His book, “Death at the Ballpark: A Comprehensive Study of Game-Related Fatalities, 1862-2007,” won the 2009 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award.  He resides in Rock Hill, SC, and can be contacted at gormanr@comporium.net.


  1. Thank you for maintaining this blog. I’m a big baseball fan, and I always find myself dismayed at the news that someone has died a preventable death associated with the sport. Hopefully, increased exposure will advance the issue in the public’s consciousness, and maybe that will lead to some simple safeguards that will save some lives.

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