Donna L. Halper

Donna L. Halper is an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Lesley University in Massachusetts. She joined SABR in 2011, and her research focuses on women and minorities in baseball, the Negro Leagues, and “firsts” in baseball history. A former radio deejay, credited with having discovered the rock band Rush, Dr. Halper reinvented herself and got her PhD at age 64. In addition to her research into baseball, she is also a media historian with expertise in the history of broadcasting. She has contributed to SABR’s Games Project and BioProject, as well as writing several articles for the Baseball Research Journal.


SABR BioProject biographies written by Donna L. Halper

  • Chris Carpenter
  • Fay Young
  • Fred Downer
  • Ina Eloise Young
  • Jocko Maxwell
  • Peanuts Davis
  • Russ Cowans
  • Sam Lacy
  • Steve Lyons
  • Ted Sizemore
  • Tim Naehring
  • Willa Bea Harmon

SABR Games Project stories written by Donna L. Halper

SABR Journal Articles written by Donna L. Halper

SABR Research Topics written by Donna L. Halper 

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SABR Research Articles written by Donna L. Halper 

SABR Ballparks written by Donna L. Halper 

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