Tom Schott

Tom Schott got his start in sports journalism at age 12 when he co-founded his own magazine called The Redbird Chirps, interviewing nearly 100 Major League Baseball players, managers, coaches, and broadcasters from 1981 to 1986. A native of St. Louis, Schott has been a contributing writer for the Cardinals media guide, magazine, Hall of Fame induction program, and website ( and served on the media relations staff for the 2009 MLB All-Star Game and the 2013 World Series in his hometown. He co-authored The Giants Encyclopedia, a history of the New York and San Francisco Giants franchise published in 1999, and The Giants Encyclopedia: Second Edition, published in 2003. Schott also has written for the Giants website (, Atlanta Braves media guide and website (, and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum website ( Schott worked for the Purdue University athletics department from 1990 to 2019, rising from a graduate intern to senior associate athletics director for communications. He has authored or co-authored four books about the Boilermakers, including 100 Things Purdue Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, published in 2020. Tom and his wife, Jane, have two sons, August and Sam, and make their home in West Lafayette, Indiana. Follow Tom on Twitter @schottts.


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