Russell Bergtold is originally from the South Side of Chicago. An avid Cubs fan, Russ joined SABR in 2015 when he submitted his first BioProject on the late Ray Poat. He later wrote a biography on Don Newcombe which was published in SABR’s From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors (2018). A member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Russ recently earned his M.A. in Communication from Governors State University. He currently resides in northwest Indiana with his spouse.