Harvey Frommer

Harvey Frommer


Dr. Frommer, dubbed "Dartmouth's own Mr. Baseball" by the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, received his Ph.D. from New York University. Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, he has been a professor in the MALS program at Dartmouth College since 1992, where he has taught courses in oral history and culture and sports journalism.

Distinguished Professor nominee, and recipient of the "Salute to Scholars Award" at CUNY, where he taught writing for many years. He was cited in the Congressional Record and by the New York State Legislature as a sports historian and journalist.

Frommer's many sports books include: autobiographies of sports legends Nolan Ryan, Red Holzman and Tony Dorsett, Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, New York City Baseball: 1947-1957, the New York Yankee Encyclopedia, A Yankee Century, Red Sox vs Yankees: The Great Rivalry (with Frederic J. Frommer), and Five O'Clock Lightning: The 1927 Yankees. His Remembering Yankee Stadium (2008) and his Remembering Fenway Park (2011) are his latest books.

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  • Jim Dawson posted 205 days ago

    Jim Dawson

    my daughter bought me your Remembering Fenway Park. I was shocked to see photos of CF with no flagpole on the field. I saw Jimmy Piersall sit on the base of that flagpole when there was a pitching change. A site named fenwayfanatics.com asserts that there was indeed a flagpole in CF on the field up until 1970. Please explain. Thank you.

  • Megan Spicer posted 2147 days ago

    Megan Spicer

    Hi Harvey,
    That's totally my fault, I meant to expand and then something took my attention. SEO is short for Search Engine Optimization. Essentially, it's used to get the largest number of views from a search in a search engine (Google, etc.) Articles with the team name name at the forefront of the headline will appear more frequently and higher up in a search for that specific team and therefore allow your article to gain more views!