"Dartmouth's own Mr. Baseball"
-- Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
"Harvey Frommer brings a vast amount of experience in the art of the oral history, one of the many tools at the disposal of the historian. From his Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball to Red Sox-Yankees The Great Rivalry, Frommer shows that he is a baseball writer and historian of repute."
"Harvey Frommer is an accomplished writer about many facets of baseball."
-- George F. Will
among equals is Harvey Frommer, with his wife Myrna
Katz Frommer, a great expert on all things baseball
and New York (and that city within a city -- Brooklyn)."
-- John Thorn, Baseball Historian.
"Baseball's greatest author, Harvey Frommer."
-- Seth Swirsky "Baseball Letters"
" Harvey Frommer is one of the most intelligent and informed observers of sports on the American scene. It is always a pleasure to read his work."
-- Roger Kahn
Dr. Harvey Frommer received his Ph.D. from New York University. Professor Emeritus, 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.
His many sports books include: Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, New York City Baseball: 1947-1957, the New York Yankee Encyclopedia, and autobiographies of sports legends Nolan Ryan, Red Holzman and Tony Dorsett. The prolific Frommer is also the author of 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 REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK (2011) were published to critical acclaim. His When It Was Just a Game: Remembering Super Bowl One, An Oral History was published in 2015. The prolific Frommer is at work on THE ULTIMATE YANKEE BOOK: DELVING DEEP INTO BASEBALL'S GREATEST FRANCHISE (working title, 2017)
HONORS, AWARDS, SEARCHES AND TALKS
Exhibit & Talk 2013 WRITING BASEBALL Dartmouth College Library June 17- July 31, talk June 24, 4pm
Writing Baseball: Exhibit
Letter of Commendation
Award: City University of New York, Salute to Scholars Award, 1984
Honors: United States Olympic Committee, Olympic Book of the Year, 1984, for Olympic Controversies,
Autobiography of the Year nomination, Spitball (magazine), 1988, for Throwing Heat: The Autobiography of Nolan Ryan.
When It Was Just a Game: Remembering the First Super Bowl, nominated for the Pen Center Awards in the literary sports writing category, 2015
Speaker, Dartmouth Book Day, along with his work REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK, October 3, 2012
Historian, selected by the City of New York to research and write copy for plaques and stone materials and to acquire vintage photographs for the old Yankee Stadium site which opened and was re-named Heritage Field in 2010-- DesignboomExpert Witness, selected by Major League Baseball to testify as a baseball expert in a copyright infringement case, 2006
Keynote speaker, selected by Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) to deliver the keynote speech at Seventh Annual Seymour Conference in Cleveland, 2005
Guest Curator and Executive Producer, selected by B'nai B'rith International for the "Stars of David: Jews in Sports" exhibit that ran for six months at the Klutznik Museum in Washington, D.C., 1991
Author, Growing Up at Bat, selected by Little League Baseball to research and write their 40th anniversary book, 1987
Editor and major author for Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad, selected by International Sport Publishing, 1984
Principal author of A Baseball Century: the First Hundred Years of the National League, selected by National League, 1975.