Larry Gerlach

Larry GerlachLarry Gerlach (1941 – ) opened up the world of umpires as a source of baseball scholarship with the publication of The Men in Blue: Conversations With Umpires, named one of SABR’s top 50 baseball books of the past 50 years in 2021. A SABR member since 1979, he served one term as a Board president, was the founder and longtime chair of the Umpires and Rules Committee, and co-editor of The SABR Book of Umpires and Umpiring. He is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Utah, where he taught from 1968 to 2013 and also wrote extensively on the American Revolution.


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