About the Editors


David Cicotello

David Cicotello currently lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. His baseball research, writing, and community activities are diverse.

In April 1995, Mr. Cicotello arranged a public appearance of the late Johnny Sturm at Truman State University. A first baseman for the New York Yankees in the 1940s, Sturm spoke about Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak of 1941, as well as his own experiences as a major leaguer who served in World War II and played exhibition baseball for the troops overseas.

An avid collector of baseball fiction, Mr. Cicotello has taught a college-level course on baseball in literature and film. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and contributed articles to its Deadball Stars volumes (2004 and 2007). Along with Angelo J. Louisa, he edited Forbes Field: Essays and Memories of the Pirates' Historic Ballpark, 1909-1971 (2007) and Mysteries from Baseball's Past: Investigations of Nine Unsettled Questions (2010).

Mr. Cicotello has delivered papers at the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture (1995) and the Indiana State University Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture (1996). He presented an updated and expanded program based on interviews with four former Negro Leaguers conducted in the mid-90s for the traveling exhibition, "Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience" (2010; Omaha, Nebraska).

Currently, he is teamed with Angelo J. Louisa as general series editors for the McFarland Historic Ballparks series.


Other baseball books by David Cicotello and Dr. Angelo J. Louisa:

Angelo J. Louisa

Dr. Angelo J. Louisa is a researcher, writer, and community educator who resides in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife, Pamela.

A former academic who taught for 24 years at the college and university level, Dr. Louisa earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, received four teaching awards, and has been honored by being named to Outstanding Young Men of America, the Directory of American Scholars, and multiple editions of Who's Who Among America's Teachers and Who's Who in America. He has contributed articles to various books, periodicals, and websites, penned 58 biographical entries for The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (1992), edited, with David Cicotello, Forbes Field: Essays and Memories of the Pirates' Historic Ballpark, 1909-1971 (2007) and Mysteries from Baseball's Past: Investigations of Nine Unsettled Questions (2010), and authored The Pirates Unraveled: Pittsburgh's 1926 Season (2015).

In addition to his teaching and writing activities, Dr. Louisa has presented papers and lectures to a number of academic and public groups, was a member of the Nebraska State Historical Records Advisory Board, and served as the assistant to the Minnesota state director of the National History Day program and as the program director for the events accompanying the traveling exhibition, "Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience," while it was in Omaha.

A baseball fan since the age of four, and a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) since 1984, Dr. Louisa is currently producing, as well as writing a chapter for, a multicontributor book on the African American baseball experience in Nebraska and editing, with David Cicotello, the McFarland Historic Ballparks series.

Other baseball books by Dr. Angelo J. Louisa:






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