About the Program
David Pietrusza is the author of 9 non-fiction books:
Minor Miracles: The Legend and Lure of Minor League Baseball (1995); Lights On!: The Wild, Century-Long Saga of Night Baseball (1997); Judge and Jury: The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis (2001); Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Service (2003); Major Leagues: The Formation, Sometimes Absorption and Mostly Inevitable Demise of 18 Professional Baseball Organizations, 1871-Present (2005); Baseball's Canadian American League: A History of Its Inception, Franchises, Participants, Locales, Statistics, Demise & Legacy, 1936-1951 (2005); 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents (2007); 1960: LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies (2008); 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America (2011).
He is also co-author of Ted Williams: My Life in Pictures (2001) and editor of Silent Cal's Almanack: The Homespun Wit and Wisdom of Vermont's Calvin Coolidge (2008).
Mr. Pietrusza is former editor-in-chief of Total Sports Publishing and a past National President of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation and been chosen to serve on the Siena College Research Institute (SRI) Survey of United States Presidents, with fellow historians David McCullough and Douglas Brinkley, among others. Mr. Pietrusza earned both his bachelors and Master's degrees from the University of Albany.