Wolf publishes histories of baseball legends

Sep 19, 2012

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and published the feature article, “No-hitters from unlikely pitchers,” on Sept. 13 in The Hardball Times, an Internet site focusing on the history of Major League Baseball and advanced sabermetric analysis.   

In SABR’s peer-reviewed and peer-edited encyclopedia “Baseball Biography Project,” Wolf also recently published two 4,000-word essays on Tex Carleton, pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s, and Bill Greif of the San Diego Padres in the 1970s.

As a member of SABR’s oral history committee, Wolf conducted an in-depth interview with Don Johnson, one of the last surviving members of the New York Yankees’ 1947 World Series championship team in the year Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. This interview is archived in the player’s files at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and its A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., as well as SABR’s extensive research library in Phoenix. SABR was founded in 1971 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Wolf joined North Central College’s faculty in 2005 and received tenure in May 2011. He earned his B.A. from The University of the South and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.