Episode #111: May 17, 2021
This week’s guest is Tom Shieber, Senior Curator at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which recently released a new book, Picturing America’s Pastime: Historic Photography from the Baseball Hall of Fame Archives. Tom is also the founder of SABR’s Pictorial History Committee and a 2018 Henry Chadwick Award honoree. An expert in 19th-century baseball, among many other areas, he is responsible for locating and correctly identifying the oldest team photograph: that of the New York Gotham club of 1855. His Baseball Researcher blog is a delight for anyone interested in the microscopic details of baseball. Tom is a native of Missouri and a one-time solar physicist at Mt. Wilson, California.
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