Joseph Wancho

Joseph Wancho lives in Brooklyn, Ohio, and is a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan. He has been a SABR member since 2005 and serves as the vice chair of SABR’s Baseball Index Project Committee. He was the editor of Pitching to the Pennant: The 1954 Cleveland Indians (University of Nebraska Press, 2014) and The Sleeping Giant Awakes: The 1995 Cleveland Indians (SABR, 2019). He also authored So You Think You’re a Cleveland Indians Fan? (Sports Publishing, 2018).


SABR BioProject biographies written by Joseph Wancho

  • Andre Thornton
  • Bake McBride
  • Bibb Falk
  • Bill Dickey
  • Bill Lobe
  • Bill Skowron
  • Billy Herman
  • Bob Hooper
  • Bob O’Farrell
  • Bob Skinner
  • Boog Powell
  • Bruce Campbell
  • Buddy Bell
  • Cal McLish
  • Carlos Baerga

SABR Games Project stories written by Joseph Wancho

  • September 14, 2017: Indians winning streak extends to 22 on Jay Bruce’s walk-off double
  • October 19, 2016: Ryan Merritt’s unlikely gem helps Cleveland clinch AL pennant
  • October 7, 2016: Corey Kluber, Indians shut out Boston in Game 2 of ALDS
  • August 19, 2016: Rookie Naquin delivers Indians victory with inside-the-park, walkoff home run
  • May 13, 2015: Cleveland ace Corey Kluber strikes out 18 Cardinals
  • August 15, 2011: Jim Thome collects career home runs 599 and 600 in Twins’ win
  • July 23, 2009: Mark Buehrle throws a perfect game for White Sox
  • April 16, 2009: Indians throttle Yankees in grand opening of new Yankee Stadium
  • October 5, 2007: Midges invade Jacobs Field, attack Yankees’ Joba Chamberlain in ALDS
  • August 5, 2007: Tom Glavine wins his 300th game
  • May 18, 2004: Randy Johnson pitches a perfect game at age 40
  • April 22, 2004: Omar Vizquel singles for his 2,000th career hit
  • August 14, 2003: Power outage pulls plug on 55 million, but Travis Hafner generates surge with his cycle
  • August 23, 2001: Rockies’ Jason Jennings homers, shuts out Mets in major-league debut
  • August 5, 2001: Cleveland overcomes 12-run deficit to beat Mariners

SABR Journal Articles written by Joseph Wancho

  • Steve Stone’s Cy Young Season
  • Bears, Cubs, and a Moose, Oh My
  • Mr. Cub: Ernie Banks

SABR Research Topics written by Joseph Wancho 

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SABR Research Articles written by Joseph Wancho 

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