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"Dartmouth's own Mr. Baseball"
     -- Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

"Harvey Frommer brings a vast amount of experience in the art of the oral history, one of the many tools at the disposal of the historian. From his Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball to Red Sox-Yankees The Great Rivalry, Frommer shows that he is a baseball writer and historian of repute."
     -- SABR executive director John Zajc

"Harvey Frommer is an accomplished writer about many facets of baseball."
     -- George F. Will

"First among equals is Harvey Frommer, with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, a great expert on all things baseball and New York (and that city within a city -- Brooklyn)."
     -- John Thorn, Baseball Historian.

"Baseball's greatest author, Harvey Frommer."
     -- Seth Swirsky "Baseball Letters"



Dr. Harvey Frommer received his Ph.D. from New York University. Professor Emeritus, Distinguished Professor nominee, and recipient of the "Salute to Scholars Award" at CUNY where he taught writing for many years, he was cited in the Congressional Record and by the New York State Legislature as a sports historian and journalist.

His many sports books include: Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, New York City Baseball: 1947-1957, the New York Yankee Encyclopedia, and autobiographies of sports legends Nolan Ryan, Red Holzman and Tony Dorsett. The prolific Frommer is also the author of A Yankee Century, Red Sox vs Yankees:The Great Rivalry (with Frederic J. Frommer), and Five O'Clock Lightning: The 1927 Yankees. His REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM (2008) and REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK (2011) were published to critical acclaim. He is at work on an oral and narrative history of Super Bowl I that was played in Los Angeles in 1967.

Searches and Talks


Exhibit & Talk WRITING BASEBALL Dartmouth College Library June 17- July 31, talk June 24, 4pm
Press Release
Writing Baseball: Exhibit
Letter of Commendation

Speaker, Dartmouth Book Day, along with his work REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK, October 3, 2012

Historian, selected by the City of New York to research and write materials for the old Yankee Stadium site, 2010

Expert Witness, selected by Major League Baseball to testify as a baseball expert in a copyright infringement case, 2006

Keynote speaker, selected by Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) to deliver the keynote speech at Seventh Annual Seymour Conference in Cleveland, 2005

Guest Curator and Executive Producer, selected by B'nai B'rith International for the "Stars of David: Jews in Sports" exhibit that ran for six months at the Klutznik Museum in Washington, D.C., 1991

AuthorGrowing Up at Bat, selected by Little League Baseball to research and write their 40th anniversary book, 1987

Editor and major author for Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad, selected by International Sport Publishing, 1984

Principal author of A Baseball Century: the First Hundred Years of the National League, selected by National League, 1975.