Robert E. Bionaz

Robert E. Bionaz hails from California and is a lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants. He spent 22-plus years in law enforcement before returning to school, ultimately earning a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. He is currently an Associate Professor of History at Chicago State University. His research interests revolve around working-class politics and culture during the U.S. Progressive Era, sport (particularly baseball) and culture in the United States, and the e ects of political corruption on higher education in Chicago. He has authored a number of articles on working-class politics, and a variety of baseball-themed topics. He is currently working on a manuscript about political corruption and university governance at Chicago State University.


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SABR Games Project stories written by Robert E. Bionaz

  • October 3, 1976: Pirates sweep doubleheader in Danny Murtaugh’s final games as manager
  • September 25, 1976: Bob Moose makes final appearance for Pirates before tragic death
  • April 15, 1961: Bob Friend bests Don Drysdale in a record-setting game
  • July 18, 1957: Luis Arroyo’s final victory for Pittsburgh

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