About

Pomrenke-2016On most days, you’ll find me at the Society for American Baseball Research’s national office in Phoenix, where I work as SABR’s Director of Editorial Content. I handle all communications for the SABR office, manage editorial content for SABR.org, design and produce the popular “This Week in SABR” newsletter, and field media requests and baseball research questions.

I’ve been an active, dues-paying SABR member since 1998 and I also serve as the chairman and newsletter editor for the Black Sox Scandal Research Committee. (That should explain my Twitter handle.) In 2019, I edited the Eight Myths Out project and organized a special Black Sox Centennial Symposium in Chicago. I also served as lead editor and author for the SABR BioProject book Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox. I have moderated panel discussions on Shoeless Joe Jackson at the 2010 SABR Convention in Atlanta, the 50th anniversary of Eight Men Out at the 2013 SABR Convention in Philadelphia, and Eight Myths Out at the 2019 SABR Convention in San Diego. I’ve also appeared on ESPN’s Backstory docu-series about Shoeless Joe Jackson and MLB Network’s Triumph and Tragedy about the Black Sox Scandal that still re-airs from time to time.

My articles on baseball history have appeared regularly in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Memories and Dreams magazine, The National Pastime Museum, and many other places.

Before I joined the SABR staff in 2011, I spent 10 years in journalism, bouncing around as a reporter, page designer, and editor at the North County Times and San Bernardino Sun newspapers in California, and The Times in my hometown of Gainesville, Georgia. I now live in Scottsdale, Arizona, with my roller derby queen, Tracy Greer, and our Deadball Era cats, Nixey Callahan and Bones Ely.

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