Here at The Starting Nine I love baseball and I love stats. I have two goals; 1) to share what I believe to be interesting events and happenings through daily posts titled “On This Day In Baseball History:” and 2) to share my thoughts and ideas about all things baseball related through essay type articles like this and create conversation about the game through posts using lists such as this one or this one or this one.
I’m a native Iowan who now lives in Arkansas. I cannot remember a time when baseball wasn’t a big part of my life. The game started as a way for my brothers and I to spend time with our dad. Those Sunday afternoons fostered a love and appreciation for both my dad and the game. I hope to pass on my passion for the game to my two boys.