Allan Wood is the author of Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox. He also writes the blog "The Joy of Sox". Allan has been writing professionally since age 16, first as a sportswriter for the Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, then as a freelance music critic in New York City for eight years. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Baseball America, Rolling Stone, and Newsday. He has contributed to two SABR books: Deadball Stars of the American League and Deadball Stars of the National League. He currently lives in Ontario, Canada.