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Beloiter is baseball’s official historian

March 22, 2011


At the beginning of March, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig made a significant pronouncement: Beloiter John Thorn’68 is now the Official Baseball Historian for Major League Baseball.

In a press release issued by Major League Baseball, Selig says I have long admired John's work, his love for baseball and his dedication to the practice of history. John will be an important resource to many of us at Major League Baseball, and I am excited that his valuable research will have this new platform in the years ahead.”

Thorn was also profiled in the Summer 2010 Beloit College Magazine story “Baseball and the Big Apple,” where the esteemed author explains that, as a young Polish immigrant, he learned to read off of baseball cards.