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Henry Chadwick Award: John Thorn

By Christina Kahrl

This article was published in the Fall 2013 Baseball Research Journal.

JOHN THORN (1947–) is the noted co-author of The Hidden Game of Baseball, subsequently the editor and publisher of Total Baseball: The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball, an incomparable scholar of the origins of the game, and is today the Official Historian of Major League Baseball, having taken office in 2011 as just the second man so honored. But the unusual road taken to reach that role reflects both the man himself and the benefits of a . . .

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