Steve Steinberg is a baseball historian of the early 20th century. During the time he sold his family's 80-year-old apparel business in 1998, his ten-year-old son was collecting baseball cards, and Steve rediscovered his 1950s Topps baseball cards. He quickly reconnected with the game he loved as a child and turned to baseball research and writing, nurturing his passion for baseball history. His focus is on bringing back long-forgotten personalities --recovering them--by telling their stories and thus having them discovered once again.
Steve collaborated on a book with author Lyle Spatz, 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York. The book was awarded the 2011 Seymour Medal as the best baseball book (history and biography) of 2010. In spring 2007 Steve received the 2007 McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, awarded for his article on Christy Mathewson, "Matty and the Browns: A Window onto the AL-NL War of 1901-1902." It was published in NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture in 2006.
Steve's book, Baseball in St. Louis 1900-1925, was published by Arcadia in 2004. He has contributed to a number of other books, including The St. Louis Baseball Reader, Play It Again: Baseball Experts on What Might Have Been, Deadball Stars of the American League and Deadball Stars of the National League. He has delivered papers at national conferences and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and has lectured at Elderhostel's Baseball: A Game for the Ages in Florida and on Holland America Cruise Lines, as well as at the Missouri Historical Society and the Mercantile Library of St. Louis. Steve also co-organized a Casey Stengel panel at the Museum of the City of New York in 2011.
A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Steve has written articles for the publications of the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees, including the 2005 and 2006 Yankees Yearbooks. He has published articles in many journals, including NINE, The National Pastime, Baseball Research Journal, and Gateway, the magazine of the Missouri Historical Society.
Steve and Lyle are now working on a book on New York Yankees' owner Jacob Ruppert and manager Miller Huggins, who laid the foundation for future Yankees greatness in the 1920s. Steve's web site, www.stevesteinberg.net is a wealth of baseball history. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Colleen. Their three children have moved on to college and beyond, and return to visit on a regular basis.