Daniel Okrent

Daniel Okrent (DANIELOKRENT.COM)Daniel Okrent (1948- ) is a writer, editor, and historian who has made several distinct contributions to baseball research. In a career filled with great works of nonfiction, two baseball books stand out: The Ultimate Baseball Book (1979, with Harris Lewine), a pictorial history; and Nine Innings: The Anatomy of Baseball as Seen Through the Playing of a Single Game (1985). In 1980, he and a group of friends created Rotisserie League Baseball, which launched a multi-billion dollar fantasy sports industry. In 1981 he wrote a profile of Bill James for Sports Illustrated that led to James getting a national book contract. He has turned his talents away from baseball in recent years, but his contributions to the enjoyment of the sport are undeniable.


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