Stew Thornley

Stew Thornley is an author of books on sports history for adults and young readers. He received the SABR-Macmillan Baseball Research Award in 1988 for his first book, On to Nicollet: The Glory and Fame of the Minneapolis Millers. He also enjoys visiting graves of notable people and is the author of Six Feet Under: A Graveyard Guide to Minnesota. Stew is an official scorer for Minnesota Twins home games and also does the datacasting of games for Gameday. He lives in Roseville, Minnesota, with his wife, Brenda Himrich, and their cats, Jeter and Mickey.

SABR books edited by Stew Thornley

SABR BioProject biographies written by Stew Thornley

  • Andy Hawkins
  • Andy Oyler
  • Bob Johnson
  • Charlie Walters
  • Chief Chouneau
  • Dave Frishberg
  • Don Wheeler
  • Greg Maddux
  • Halsey Hall
  • Herb Carneal
  • Howie Schultz
  • Jack Morris
  • Jim Rantz
  • Joe Hauser
  • John Gordon

SABR Games Project stories written by Stew Thornley

  • July 23, 2019: Gregorius’s 7 RBIs, Hicks’s homer and catch send Yankees to extra-innings win
  • September 30, 2018: Twins honor Mauer behind the plate in his final game
  • October 11, 2009: Twins bid farewell to the Metrodome
  • October 9, 2002: Angels tag Rick Reed to tie ALCS in Game 2
  • October 8, 2002: Twins take early lead in ALCS Game 1
  • July 9, 2002: All-Star Game ends in a historic tie
  • November 1, 2001: Scott Brosius deja vu in the Bronx
  • October 31, 2001: Jeter becomes Mr. November
  • October 30, 2001: Clemens closes the door on Diamondbacks in Game 3
  • September 11, 1999: Eric Milton no-hits the Angels
  • June 25, 1999: Cardinals’ José Jiménez throws a no-hitter in Arizona
  • October 27, 1991: Jack Morris goes the distance
  • July 1, 1990: Andy Hawkins no-hitter is ‘no winner’ for Yankees
  • April 7, 1987: Twins start championship season with extra-innings win over A’s
  • October 17, 1982: Robin Yount’s four hits lead Brewers to win in Game Five

SABR Journal Articles written by Stew Thornley

  • The St. Paul Unions: Minnesota’s First Fling in the Majors
  • Regular Season Showdowns
  • From Recorder to Judge: The Evolution of the Scorer in the Nineteenth Century
  • The First and Last Games at the Polo Groundses
  • Twin Cities Ballparks of the 20th Century and Beyond