Norm King

Norm King (1957-2018) of Ottawa, Ontario, joined SABR in 2010 and became a prolific contributor to the SABR BioProject and Games Project until his untimely death from a rare form of bile duct cancer in 2018. He was the lead editor and author of Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos, published in 2016, and wrote chapters for a number of other SABR books, including Thar’s Joy in Braveland: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves, Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs, and A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins. He was an active member of SABR’s Quebec Chapter and a friendly face at the SABR national convention each year.


SABR BioProject biographies written by Norm King

  • Abe Saperstein
  • Andy Kosco
  • Bill Madlock
  • Bill Stoneman
  • Bo Jackson
  • Bob Bailey
  • Bobby Winkles
  • Bruce Sutter
  • Cecil Upshaw
  • Chris Speier
  • Clyde Beck
  • Dan McGinn
  • Dave Van Horne
  • David Palmer
  • David Wells

SABR Games Project stories written by Norm King

  • July 25, 2003: Expos force Braves’ Smoltz to blow a rare save
  • June 24, 2003: Expos’ Brad Wilkerson rides ‘le carousel’
  • October 2, 1999: Vlad Guerrero impales his 40th home run of season
  • April 17, 1999: Brewers have Cubs’ goat with 5-run rally in 9th
  • September 23, 1998: Brewers overcome 7-0 deficit, win on bases-loaded, walk-off error
  • May 17, 1998: David Wells pitches first perfect game in Yankee Stadium since Don Larsen
  • June 30, 1997: Montreal-Toronto rivalry finds a new outlet in baseball
  • September 17, 1993: Expos fans shower Curtis Pride with cheers after first hit
  • September 27, 1992: The Kid goes out in style: Gary Carter’s final hit
  • April 9, 1985: Morganna smooches Nolan Ryan at the Astrodome
  • April 21, 1984: David Palmer throws five perfect innings in Expos’ rain-shortened win
  • October 16, 1981: Expos’ Steve Rogers wins Game 3 of NLCS
  • October 11, 1981: Steve Rogers leads Expos to NLCS
  • September 21, 1981: Expos win 17-inning thriller over Phillies
  • August 24, 1980: Speier, Expos prevail in ‘a dumb man’s game’

SABR Journal Articles written by Norm King

  • The Planting of Le Grand Orange
  • Expos Get First Franchise No-Hitter Right Out of the Gate

SABR Research Topics written by Norm King 

  • Charlie-O

SABR Research Articles written by Norm King 

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SABR Ballparks written by Norm King 

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