Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen serves as Vice President-Treasurer of the Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter, and is the datacaster for the Hartford Yard Goats, the Double-A affiliate of the Rockies. He has written 50 biographies for SABR’s BioProject, has contributed to more than 40 baseball-related publications, and has expanded his research into the Hearst Sandlot Classic (1946–65), which launched the careers of 88 major-league players. He has four children and six grandchildren and resides in Connecticut with wife, Frances, and their cat, Morty, and their dog, Buddy.


SABR BioProject biographies written by Alan Cohen

  • Adrian Garrett
  • Andy Benes
  • Bill Denehy
  • Bill Rigney
  • Bill Robinson
  • Bob Ojeda
  • Bret Saberhagen
  • Buck Etchison
  • Casey Cox
  • Cliff Carroll
  • Dennis Cook
  • Derek Jeter
  • Dick Howser
  • Doug Harvey
  • Doug Sisk

SABR Games Project stories written by Alan Cohen

  • October 6, 2010: Phillies’ Roy Halladay throws postseason no-hitter
  • May 29, 2010: 27 up and 27 down for Phillies’ Roy Halladay
  • September 25, 2001: Yankees return to Yankee Stadium after 9/11
  • September 17, 2001: Mets win in their first game back after 9/11
  • October 8, 2000: Bobby Jones pitches ‘game of his life’ to send Mets to NLCS
  • July 7, 1998: AL hitters erupt for 13 runs in highest-scoring All-Star Game in Denver
  • May 7, 1997: Expos score record 13 runs in sixth inning
  • September 17, 1993: Astros’ Harnisch loses no-hitter on controversial call
  • July 15, 1984: Ashby’s walk-off single gives Astros the win in 16 innings
  • July 30, 1978: Expos visit the Launching Pad, score 19 runs in record-setting day
  • May 29, 1977: Expos’ Larry Parrish goes 5-for-5, hits three consecutive homers
  • July 11, 1970: Astros prevail in 14 in ‘overly tame ending to a very hairy game’
  • October 14, 1969: Mets win a World Series game for the Agees
  • September 1, 1967: Marathon man Gaylord Perry goes unrewarded in Giants’ 21-inning win
  • August 29-30, 1967: Yankees, Red Sox play 40 innings in 24 hours

SABR Journal Articles written by Alan Cohen

  • San Diego Breaks Pacific Coast League Color Barrier
  • From Sandlot to Center Stage: Pittsburgh Youth All-Star Games, 1944–59
  • Bats, Balls, Boys, Dreams and Unforgettable Experiences: Youth All-Star Games in New York, 1944–65
  • Satchel Paige: Twilight with the Marlins
  • When They Were Just Boys: Chicago and Youth Baseball Take Center Stage
  • The Hearst Sandlot Classic: More than a Doorway to the Big Leagues

SABR Research Topics written by Alan Cohen 

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SABR Research Articles written by Alan Cohen 

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