Thursday, June 01, 2006

"Brief" Faber bio posted; Hoerner profile coming

The Society of American Baseball Research has posted my condensed Faber biography as part of its online-only "BioProject."

This article is less than 3,000 words -- compared to the more than 100,000 words I submitted for the full biography McFarland will publish this fall.

The BioProject is an ambitious endeavor by SABR to produce at least a brief biography of every man to have ever appeared in a major league game. To date, 343 biographies have been posted. There is a long way to go.

To that end, I am writing a BioProject article on another Dubuque County native who achieved major league success: Joe Hoerner. A left-handed relief specialist, Hoerner's best years were 1966 until 1970, when he made the National League All-Star team. Overall, his major league career covered the years 1963-64, when he saw limited action with Houston, and 1966-77.

1 comment:

erik hogstrom said...

This is great! I am going to read many of these.