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 Colorado Rockies. He has written more than 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 is also the co-editor of SABR’s First Games Back project. He has four children and eight grandchildren and resides in Connecticut with wife, Frances, and their cats, Morty, Ava, and Zoe, and their dog, Buddy.


SABR BioProject biographies written by Alan Cohen

  • Adrian Garrett
  • Alejandro Pena
  • 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

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 18, 2001: Yankees return to the field for first game 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

SABR Journal Articles written by Alan Cohen

  • Baltimore’s Forgotten Dynasty: The 1919-25 Baltimore Orioles of the International League
  • 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