Huffenberger: Retired Wilmington College professor pursues baseball research

From Gary Huffenberger at the Wilmington News Journal on February 3, 2020, on SABR member Ron Rembert:

When Ron Rembert retired two years ago as Wilmington College philosophy professor, his son Mark suggested he look at an online writer’s platform as a place to post articles for free.

Since then, Rembert has written eight essays for and all of them have been about baseball. Their titles include “The Most Undervalued Plays in Baseball — Foul Balls”, “Moonlight Graham and Baseball’s Celebrated ‘Cup of Coffee’”, and with a nod to his former profession “Aristotle on Baseball’s Perfect Game”.

Most of the essay topics, he said, came from discussions held in a class on baseball he taught at the college.

Writing these short pieces for is an ongoing project for Rembert. But it’s only one of three retirement projects he’s undertaken, all of which involve the summer game.

A second project stems from Rembert belonging to the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), which has a biography initiative where it encourages members to write biographical articles on major league and Negro League players.

Rembert has just finished writing a biographical essay about Ken MacKenzie, the only pitcher on the 1962 expansion New York Mets “lovable losers” team to have a winning record (5-4).

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Originally published: February 5, 2020. Last Updated: February 5, 2020.