Chris Holaday is a writer and photographer based in Durham, North Carolina. A native of Dallas and a life-long Rangers fan, he discovered a love for minor league baseball while a student at the University of North Carolina. His first book, Professional Baseball in North Carolina, won the 1999 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award. In the years since he has written several other books and was co-author, with Mark Presswood, of Baseball in Dallas and Baseball in Fort Worth. His most recent books are The Tobacco State League and a cookbook titled Southern Breads, which is surprisingly unrelated to baseball.