John Thorn: Introduction to The National Pastime: Premiere Edition

This article was written by John Thorn

This article was published in The National Pastime: Premiere Edition (1982)

Editor’s note: More than three decades after publication, the Society for American Baseball Research is reissuing the debut number of The National Pastime, a publication I created for it in 1982. Not only in retrospect but also at the time, this felt like a new path for SABR, and for me. Here is my 2014 preface to The National Pastime, republished in facsimile. To purchase a paperback or ebook, click here; or better yet, join SABR and get it free.