John Fredland

An attorney and retired Air Force officer, John Fredland grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He fell in love with baseball through listening to Pittsburgh Pirates games on KDKA-AM, reading the Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and playing for youth and high school teams in his boyhood community. As an undergraduate at Rice University, John covered Rice’s nationally ranked baseball teams for the school newspaper, the Rice Thresher, from 1994-97. John received his law degree at Vanderbilt University before being commissioned into the Air Force’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In addition to SABR, he has written about baseball history for Pirates Prospects, Pittsburgh Baseball Network, and Bucs Dugout. John’s Twitter account, @PGH_Sports_Date, highlights Pittsburgh’s sports history through historic newspaper articles. He has served as committee chair for SABR’s Baseball Games Project since October 2020 and authored the SABR 50 at 50: Greatest Games feature to help celebrate SABR’s golden anniversary in 2021.

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  • Andy Van Slyke
  • Aramis Ramírez
  • Dernell Stenson
  • Jordan Jankowski
  • Steve Macko

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