Mark Stang, Baseball Historian and Author
Mark Stang is a baseball historian and the award-winning author of eight books on Major League baseball.
Baseball By The Numbers (Scarecrow Press) is the definitive guide to major league player uniform numbers. The book won the 1991 SABR(Society for American Baseball Research) MacMillan Research award.
In 1999, Stang co-authored Reds In Black and White, 100 Years of Cincinnati Reds Images (RoadWest Publishing). A pictorial history of the Reds franchise, the book was awarded the 1999 SABR/Sporting News baseball research award.
In 2000, Stang released Indians Illustrated, 100 Years of Cleveland Indians Photos (Orange Frazer Press), a pictorial history of the Cleveland Indians franchise.
In 2001, Cubs Collection, 100 Years of Chicago Cubs Images (Orange Frazer Press) was published as the third release in the pictorial team history series.
In 2002, Cardinals Collection, 100 Years of St. Louis Cardinals Photos (Orange Frazer Press) was published.
In 2005, Stang co-authored (along with Phil Wood) Nationals On Parade, 70 Years of Washington Nationals Photos (Orange Frazer Press).
In 2006, Stang released Athletics Album, A Photo History of the Philadelphia Athletics (Orange Frazer Press). It covers the Athletics from 1901 to 1954, their final season in Philadelphia. The book was named the #3 sports book of the year for 2006 by Sports Collectors Digest.
2008 saw the publication of Phillies Photos, 100 Years of Philadelphia Phillies Images (Orange Frazer Press).
In 2011, Stang authored Red Sox Review, 110 Years of Boston Red Sox Photos (St. Johann Press) .
A native of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Mark Stang currently lives in Tampa with his wife Rosemary.