Seymour Medal Conference 2005 - Keynote Speaker, Harvey Frommer

Harvey Frommer received his Ph.D. from New York University. He is Professor Emeritus, Distinguished Professor nominee, and recipient of the "Salute to Scholars Award" at CUNY where he taught writing for many years. He is the celebrated author of more than 33 sports books including the classics Shoeless Joe Jackson and Ragtime Baseball and New York City Baseball. Honored by the New York State Legislature, cited in the Congressional Record as a sports historian and journalist, the prolific Frommer is also the author of The New York Yankee Encyclopedia and A Yankee Century.

Together with his wife, Myrna Katz Frommer, he authored the critically acclaimed oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, It happened on Broadway, Growing Up Jewish in America, and It Happened in Manhattan. Frommer is currently a professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College and a longtime follower of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.

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