About the Author
Bruce Markusen worked in the education, research, and programming departments at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1994 to 2004. In his various capacities at the Hall of Fame he wrote numerous articles for publication, edited the Hall of Fame's Yearbook and quarterly newsletter, narrated Hall of Fame video productions, and interviewed most of the current living Hall of Famers. A native of Bronxville, New York, he has written four books on baseball and one book in the genre of young adult horror. His first book, Baseball's Last Dynasty: Charlie Finley's Oakland A's, won the Seymour Award from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) as the best baseball book of 1998. Markusen is the regularly featured co-host of "Heart of the Order: Old School Baseball Talk" on MLB Radio, heard weekly during baseball's regular season. He also writes a regular online column, Cooperstown Confidential, which is featured on a number of websites. He lives in Cooperstown, New York, with his wife Sue.