Bryan Steverson is a lifelong baseball fan and a founding member of the East Tennessee Chapter of SABR. He is a Hall of Fame sustaining and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum member. As a researcher and writer, he has taught and given presentations at numerous local and national venues. Bryan is the author of three books on baseball, Amazing Baseball Heroes, Inspirational Negro League Stories (2011), Baseball, A Special Gift from God (2014), and the recently published Baseball’s Brotherhood Team (2018). In 2014 he was named the recipient of the Norman “Tweed” Webb Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Negro Leagues Committee of SABR. Originally from Portsmouth, Virginia, Bryan is a 1964 graduate of Virginia Tech. He is a veteran with an additional degree from the University of Minnesota and further post-graduate work at Cal Poly Pomona. In 2005, he retired from Alcoa, Inc. as Chief Metallurgist of the Rigid Packing Division. He and his wife, Barbara, have five children and nine grandchildren. They are currently in the process of relocating from Maryville, Tennessee to Venice, Florida.