Rich Puerzer

Richard J. Puerzer is an associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Engineering at Hofstra University. He has contributed to several SABR books, including Mustaches and Mayhem: The Oakland Athletics: 1972-1974 (2015), When Pops Led the Family: The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (2016), and Bittersweet Goodbye: The Black Barons, The Grays, and the 1948 Negro League World Series (2017). His writings on baseball have also appeared in: NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, Black Ball, The National Pastime, The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture proceedings, Zisk, and Spitball.


SABR BioProject biographies written by Rich Puerzer

  • Hardy Peterson
  • Ken Holtzman
  • Mark Fidrych
  • Randy Myers
  • Vida Blue

SABR Games Project stories written by Rich Puerzer

  • June 13, 1973: Pirates’ Steve Blass loses control
  • September 1, 1971: Pirates field first all-Black lineup in baseball history
  • June 12, 1970: Pirates’ Dock Ellis throws a no-hitter
  • September 17-29, 1946: Newark Eagles get the best of Kansas City Monarchs in Negro League World Series

SABR Journal Articles written by Rich Puerzer

  • The Annual Forbes Field Celebration: Pirates Fans Relive Mazeroski’s Moment

SABR Research Topics written by Rich Puerzer 

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SABR Research Articles written by Rich Puerzer 

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SABR Ballparks written by Rich Puerzer 

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