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
  • 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

  • August 29-30, 1967: Yankees, Red Sox play 40 innings in 24 hours
  • September 26, 1965: A pennant for the Twins
  • September 25, 1965: Twins sweep Senators, but magic number remains at one
  • May 31, 1964: Baseball’s longest doubleheader
  • June 2, 1963: Say Hey times three: Willie Mays has a day at Busch Stadium
  • September 2, 1962: Musial passes Speaker with 3,516th hit, moving one more rung up the record book ladder
  • July 30, 1962: Junior Circuit shows its power in All-Star Game at Wrigley Field
  • June 1, 1962: Willie Mays, Giants return to New York for first time, beat the Mets
  • April 28, 1962: Mets earn franchise’s first home win at Polo Grounds
  • October 8, 1961: Bobby Richardson collects three more hits in Yankees’ Game 4 shutout
  • June 28, 1961: Ron Santo comes up big with two homers, seven RBIs
  • August 6, 1960: ‘We Had ’em All The Way’: Vern Law tosses 10 innings en route to emotional Pirates victory
  • October 6, 1957: Spahn goes the distance; Mathews belts two-run homer in 10th to tie Series
  • October 5, 1957: Yankees’ Tony Kubek comes home, hits two World Series home runs in Milwaukee
  • September 23, 1957: Hank Aaron’s walk-off home run gives Milwaukee Braves the flag

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
  • 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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