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John Thorn
First Congregational United Church of Christ Portland
Portland, OR
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John Thorn
Please join the Oregon Historical Society for a special summer lecture with John Thorn, in celebration of the exhibit "Baseball's Magna Carta: Setting the Rules of America's Game," on display July 1 through October 9.

About John Thorn:

John Thorn is the Official Historian of Major League Baseball. He was the chief consultant to the exhibition Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American when it launched at the National Museum of American Jewish History in 2014. Apart from his creation, with Pete Palmer, of Total Baseball, he is often visible on TV and the web as a sports authority and commentator. He was also a major on-screen presence in and chief consultant to Ken Burnss PBS film, Baseball, and recently reprised that role with Florentine Films for Jackie Robinson (PBS, 2016).

Thorn co-wrote The Hidden Game of Baseball, which established alternative statistics later recognized and adopted as official by Major League Baseball, notably OPS. His many baseball books over the past four decades also include Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Game for All America, and Our Game, a history of the game which also supplies the title for his twice-weekly blog ( In 2011 Simon & Schuster published his major work, Baseball in the Garden of Eden: A Secret History of the Early Game.

Thorn appears irregularly in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times Book Review. Since founding the publication in 2007 he has been editor of BASE BALL: A Journal of the Early Game, a scholarly annual.



First Congregational United Church of Christ Portland (View)
1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
United States

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Arts > Literary
Sports > Baseball

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Oregon Historical Society
On BPT Since: Jun 07, 2016
Oregon Historical Society

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