SABR Profiles for March

BOB BOGART

Bob was born in 1961, and has lived most of hislife in Pennsylvania.  A real life “Phillie Phanatic,” Bob hasn’t missed a Philies game – live or broadcast – since August 3, 1986.  For his loyalty, he was selected as Phillies #1 Fan of the 1960’s in a centennial ceremony.  An educator in the American civil service, Bob married his wife Lauri, a Cubs fan, in 1989.  They reside in Glen Rock, PA, where they raised two children.

LEWIS CHAITOV

Born in New York in 1945 and raised in Maryland,

BOB BOGART

Bob was born in 1961, and has lived most of hislife in Pennsylvania.  A real life “Phillie Phanatic,” Bob hasn’t missed a Philies game – live or broadcast – since August 3, 1986.  For his loyalty, he was selected as Phillies #1 Fan of the 1960’s in a centennial ceremony.  An educator in the American civil service, Bob married his wife Lauri, a Cubs fan, in 1989.  They reside in Glen Rock, PA, where they raised two children.

LEWIS CHAITOV

Born in New York in 1945 and raised in Maryland, Lewis Chaitov served a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1965-1966.  After living in Montreal and Detroit, Lewis settled in Toronto, where he recently retired from the electrical trade.  He is active in researching Vietman veterans in the major leagues.  Moreover, he boasts perhaps the largest collection of Washington Senators memorabilia in Canada.  Lewis lives with his wife, Roberta and sons, Mitchell and Lorne.

RICHARD LAWRENCE

Richard Lawrence, known to his friends as “Dodger Dick,” was in Chicago in 1929.  At the height of the Depression, Richard’s family moved to southern California where he resides today.  In 1941, Richard’s father introduced him to baseball via the recreated games on KMPC.  That October when Mickey Owen dropped that infamous third strike, Richard became a Dodger fan.  Of course, all his dreams came true in 1958 when his beloved Dodgers moved to Los Angeles.  When he wasn’t rooting for the Dodgers, Richard worked in the field of personnel management.  Finally retiring in 1989, he now devotes his entire attention to the game he loves.

JOHN VORPERIAN

John Vorperian was born in Stamford, CT and resides in White Plains, NY.  The American University (Washington, DC) and Pace University Law School graduate is a Westchester County Government Attorney and a Concordia College (NY) instructor in Sports Law.

Since March 2002 he hosts and produces a sports history television show, Beyond the Game.  An active SABR member Vorperian also belongs to Westchester Baseball Group and Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA)>




Originally published: March 18, 2004. Last Updated: March 18, 2004.

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